Envision Healthcare Acquires Phoenix-Area Emergency Medicine Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (January 6, 2017) – The Physician Services business of Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) has completed the acquisition of Emergency Professional Services (EPS), a group of more than 50 emergency medicine physicians and 20 advanced practice providers who care for patients at four Phoenix, AZ-based hospitals.

EPS’ clinical professionals have provided care at Banner Health System’s flagship Banner University Medical Center for more than 35 years and also practice at three other Banner Health facilities.

“Our decision to join Envision was based, in part, on the changes that are occurring within healthcare, including reimbursement dynamics and a higher level of sophistication in terms of reporting on quality and demonstrating the value of the outcomes that we provide,” said Dave Streitweiser, M.D., EPS’ president and chief executive officer. “In addition, we will have access to resources that will support our growth, including comprehensive provider recruiting and on-boarding resources that will allow us to more effectively respond to expansion opportunities within our communities.”

Since the merger of AMSURG Corporation and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Envision Healthcare Corporation’s Physician Services business has completed five physician group practice acquisitions, including two anesthesia groups, one radiology, one neonatal and one emergency medicine group.

“We are encouraged by the level of interest that physician groups continue to express for being a part of our organization,” said Robert J. Coward, president of Envision’s Physician Services.  “Our execution of a strategy that positions us as a trusted partner to health systems is proving to be attractive to providers who focus on the delivery of high-quality care, across a care continuum, to patients in their communities.”


About Envision Healthcare Corporation

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services, ambulatory surgery center management, post-acute care and medical transportation.  Physician-led services encompass providers at more than 780 hospitals in 45 states and include leadership positions in emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology, radiology, and women’s and children’s services, as well as offerings in general surgery and office-based medicine.  As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the company owns and operates 260 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies designed to contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies.  As a leader in healthcare transportation services, the company operates in 39 states and the District of Columbia.  In total, the company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers and patients.  For additional information, visit www.evhc.net


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