Surgery Partners Announces Appointment of Eric Evans as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

February 11, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgery Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGRY) (the “Company”), a leading healthcare services company, today announced that Eric Evans has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1, 2019. Mr. Evans has nearly 15 years of experience in a range of operating and strategic roles in the healthcare services sector, most recently having served as President of Hospital Operations at Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Wayne DeVeydt, Chief Executive Officer said, “We are thrilled to welcome Eric to the Surgery Partners family.  This announcement is yet another significant milestone as we strengthen our organization to execute on our business strategy and to better serve the patients, payors, and providers who count on us every day. Eric’s deep experience with surgical facilities, results-driven management focus and proven track record in overseeing large diversified businesses will only help to accelerate Surgery Partners efforts to build and scale our leading platform and drive long-term sustainable growth.” 

In his role as President of Hospital Operations at Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Mr. Evans was responsible for 68 acute care hospitals, 161 hospital-affiliated facilities, more than 2,200 employed providers and other related healthcare services and functions within the company.  From 2004 until 2018, Mr. Evans held various positions within Tenet Healthcare Corporation, including as chief executive officer of Tenet’s former Texas region, as market chief executive officer of The Hospitals of Providence (formerly known as the Sierra Providence Health Network) in El Paso and, prior to that, positions with Tenet’s former Dallas-area Lake Pointe Health Network including chief executive officer, chief operating officer and director of business development.

“I am honored and excited to take on this critical role for the organization," said Evans. "Surgery Partners has a clear strategy focused on delivering exceptional healthcare outcomes and experiences for our patients and providers. Fully integrating our operations is a key next step for the company as we continue to deliver value for all of our stakeholders and partners.”

About Surgery Partners, Inc.

Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Surgery Partners is a leading healthcare services company with a differentiated outpatient delivery model focused on providing high quality, cost effective solutions for surgical and related ancillary care in support of both patients and physicians. Founded in 2004, Surgery Partners is one of the largest and fastest growing surgical services businesses in the country, with more than 180 locations in 32 states, including ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices and urgent care facilities.

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