NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Envision Healthcare Corporation (“Envision”) (NYSE: EVHC) today announced the completion of the previously announced divestiture of its medical transportation business, American Medical Response, to an entity affiliated with KKR. The divestiture is a major step in rationalizing Envision’s physician services and ambulatory surgery portfolio. Envision anticipates using the net proceeds of approximately $2.1 billion from the sale to reduce debt outstanding under its existing Term Loan B credit facility.
“We continue to focus on our vision of being a leading provider of physician services and ambulatory surgery solutions and trusted partner for hospitals and health systems in the development of high performing clinical networks across the U.S.,” stated Christopher A. Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Healthcare Corporation.
Envision Healthcare provides physician services in the areas of emergency medicine and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services and children's services, covering more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia and partners with more than 3,000 providers at more than 260 ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S.
About Envision Healthcare Corporation
Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. At December 31, 2017, we delivered physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services, and children’s services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 264 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics. 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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