NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 13, 2015) – Sheridan, the Physician Services division of AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG), today announced the affiliation of Ambulatory Anesthesia Care, P.C., an anesthesia group practice serving ambulatory facilities in Mountainside and Edison, New Jersey.
The physicians of Ambulatory Anesthesia Care, P.C. are the exclusive providers of anesthesia to The Center for Ambulatory Surgery in Mountainside, an AmSurg multi-specialty partnership.
Robert Coward, President of Sheridan and Chief Development Officer for AmSurg, commented on the affiliation, “We are appreciative of this group’s vote of confidence in our operations and our growing New Jersey practice.
Ambulatory Anesthesia Care will now join a network of more than 30 New Jersey hospitals and ambulatory centers served by Sheridan anesthesia providers, and we expect further growth in the New York-New Jersey marketplace going forward.
The affiliation is part of our ongoing effort to identify and develop relationships with anesthesia providers at AmSurg partnership facilities who share Sheridan’s commitment to best practices and can benefit from our infrastructure and expertise.”
Christopher A. Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer of AmSurg, added, “This is a great example of the potential synergy we envisioned when Sheridan and AmSurg joined forces. We will continue to pursue arrangements like this that contribute to AmSurg’s growth and better position all parties involved to deliver high quality patient care.”
About AmSurg and Sheridan:
AmSurg Corp. operates an Ambulatory Services business that acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physician practice groups throughout the U.S. AmSurg also operates a Physician Services business, Sheridan, that provides outsourced physician services in multiple specialties to hospitals, ASCs and other healthcare facilities, primarily in the areas of anesthesiology, children’s services, emergency medicine and radiology. Through these businesses, as of September 30, 2014, AmSurg owned and operated 243 ASCs in 34 states and provides physician services in 25 states, employing more than 2,600 physicians and other healthcare professionals.