About us

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Surgery Partners is a leading operator of surgical facilities and ancillary services with more than 180 locations nationwide.  We provide exceptional integrated healthcare experiences between our providers and patients.

What we do

Our diverse company operates multiple types of healthcare services dedicated to improving the quality of care in a convenient and cost-effective manner. The support of our ancillary services is one of many unique attributes that differentiate us from our competitors. These services are comprised of a diagnostic laboratory, multi-specialty physician practices, urgent care facilities, anesthesia services, optical services and specialty pharmacy services. 


Surgical Facilities Surgical facilities
Anesthesia Anesthesia
Pharmacy Pharmacy
Optical Optical
Physician practices Physician practices
Urgent care Urgent care

How we're different

Our integrated approach to advancing markets allows for flexibility to provide care on an individualized, local market basis. Whether entering into a new market with surgical facilities, ancillary services or joint ventures with health systems, or furthering an existing market’s growth potential by focusing on base business, in-market development and new service lines, our experience has shown us that no two markets are alike. We see value in individuality.

Each community we serve is unique, so we work with our partners to develop a customized strategy for each facility.  We are a leading healthcare services company with a differentiated delivery model focused on providing high quality, cost-effective solutions for surgical and related ancillary care in support of our patients and physicians, as evidenced by our historically strong patient satisfaction rates, physician retention trends, and industry-leading track record of growth. 

Affiliated physicians
Annual same-facility growth over the past five years
Patient satisfaction
600,000 +
Annual patients
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How we got here

More than a business arrangement, Surgery Partners has a rich history of reaching out to its partners, maintaining accessibility to resources and expertise rarely found in our industry.  Surgery Partners' story is as simple as its business style: We deliver quality at an exceptional value.  We make healthcare local, and more importantly, personal.


Our story began in 2004 with the formation of Surgery Partners with a physician-centric operating philosophy.


We merged with NovaMed in 2011, expanding our specialty offerings, particularly in ophthalmology, and expanding our ancillary services reach.


After achieving a milestone of ten successful years, we merged with Symbion, significantly diversifying our geographic footprint and furthering our multi-specialty offerings.


On October 1, 2015, Surgery Partners completed an Initial Public Offering (NASDAQ: SGRY).


We merged with National Surgical Healthcare in 2017, representing a unique opportunity to establish the largest standalone, independent surgical facilities company in the nation, with a strong presence in musculoskeletal procedures.


We are an industry leader in surgical services, with a differentiated healthcare delivery model backed by our suite of ancillary services comprised of a diagnostic laboratory, multi-specialty physician practices, urgent care facilities, anesthesia services, optical services and specialty pharmacy services.


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Wayne S. DeVeydt

Chief Executive Officer

Wayne S. DeVeydt was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of Surgery Partners, Inc. in January 2018. Mr. DeVeydt previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Anthem, Inc. for nearly a decade, overseeing the financial operations associated with the company’s over $82 billion in annual revenues. During his tenure at Anthem, he also held numerous other leadership roles, including Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Anthem, Mr. DeVeydt was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, the multinational accounting and consulting firm, with a focus on the managed care and healthcare sector across the United States. Mr. DeVeydt currently serves on the Board of Directors of NiSource, Inc. and Myovant Sciences, Ltd.

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Tom Cowhey

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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R. David Kretschmer

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

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Jennifer Baldock

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Jennifer Baldock has served as SVP and General Counsel of Surgery Partners since its acquisition of Symbion in 2014, previously serving as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Symbion. She formerly served as Assistant General Counsel for both Ambulatory Services of America and Renal Care Group, and practiced law with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.

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Dr. Angela Justice

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Ben Jacobs

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Ben Jacobs serves as Chief Development Officer of Surgery Partners. He served in the same role at National Surgical Healthcare (NSH) until its acquisition in 2017. Prior to NSH, Ben served as Vice President of Development for Surgical Care Affiliates, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for DaVita Healthcare Partners, Vice President of Development for CVS Caremark Corporation, and a corporate attorney with the law firm of Jones Walker.

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Bryan Fisher

EVP and COO of the National Group

Bryan Fisher serves as EVP and COO of the National Group, overseeing surgical hospitals and surgical facilities. He co-founded National Surgical Healthcare (NSH) in 1999 and held the role of President and COO prior to its acquisition in 2017. Prior to NSH, Bryan served as Controller and then CFO for National Surgery Centers, an assistant controller for Medical Care International, and an auditor with KPMG LLP.

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George Goodwin

American Group President

George Goodwin serves as President of Surgery Partners’ American Group, previously a part of Symbion which was acquired by Surgery Partners in November 2014. Before joining Symbion as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions and later as SVP and CDO, he served as President and CEO of American Pathology Resources.

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Brandan Lingle

Ancillary Services Group President

Brandan Lingle serves as Group President of Ancillary Services. He served in various capacities since joining the company in 2013, most recently as Senior Vice President of Corporate Services. Prior to joining Surgery Partners, he was a healthcare investment banker at Jefferies and completed the Graduate Talent Program at UBS.

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Tony Taparo

Atlantic Group President

Tony Taparo serves as President of Surgery Partners’ Atlantic Group, previously a part of Symbion which was acquired by Surgery Partners in November 2014. He served as RVP for Symbion from 1999 to 2006 and previously served as COO of Columbia Physician Services.