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 multi-specialty physician practices and anesthesia services. 


Surgical Facilities Surgical facilities
Anesthesia Anesthesia
Physician practices Physician practices

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. 


At Surgery Partners, our mission is to enhance patient quality of life through partnership. Surgery Partners is an organization deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate and personalized care, to meet the needs of our diverse patients, employees and physician partners in the communities in which we serve. Our colleagues are critical in achieving that mission. As it truly brings out the best in all of us, Surgery Partners is committed to diversity and inclusion.

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

Surgery Partners was built on partnership, expertise and value, and those remain our top priorities today.


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 multi-specialty physician practices and anesthesia services.


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Wayne S. DeVeydt

Executive Chairman of the Board

Wayne S. DeVeydt was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Surgery Partners, Inc. in January of 2020. He previously held the title of Chief Executive Officer and Director since 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.

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Eric Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Evans was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of Surgery Partners, Inc. in January 2020. He previously held the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2019. Mr. Evans previously served as President of Hospital Operations for Tenet Healthcare and previously as CEO of Tenet's Texas region. Eric's early career at Tenet consisted of hospital CEO and market leadership roles as well as of Chief of Staff to the CEO. Eric earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

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Tom Cowhey

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Thomas F. Cowhey has served as Chief Financial Officer of Surgery Partners, Inc., since April 2018. Prior to this, Mr. Cowhey held various financial management roles at Aetna Inc. and served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aetna's Institution Business portfolio, including Aetna's health plan businesses. During 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Aetna's Consumer Health & Services portfolio., and from 2010 to 2016, Mr. Cowhey served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development.

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Jennifer Baldock

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative & Development Officer

Jennifer Baldock has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative & Development Officer since February 2019. She had served as EVP and General Counsel of Surgery Partners since its acquisition of Symbion in 2014, serving as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer prior to that. 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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George Goodwin

American Group President

George Goodwin has served as President of Surgery Partners’ American Group since its acquisition of Symbion in 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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Tony Taparo

Chief Growth Officer

Tony Taparo has served as Chief Growth Officer for Surgery Partners since August 2019 and as President of Surgery Partners’ Eastern Group since its acquisition of Symbion in 2014. He served as RVP for Symbion from 1999 to 2006 and previously served as COO of Columbia Physician Services.

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Brad Owens

National Group President

Brad Owens has served as National Group President of Surgery Partners since December 2019. Mr. Owens has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. He previously held several positions at LifePoint Heath during his tenure, including Western Group Chief Operating Officer (COO), Vice President Clinical and Business Informatics, COO of the Continental Division and American Division Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to that, he worked at HCA Healthcare as CFO for three east coast hospitals.

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Varun Gadhok

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Varun Gadhok has served as Chief Information Officer of Surgery Partners since July 2021. Prior to joining Surgery Partners, Mr. Gadhok spent nine years at Tenet Healthcare where he progressively took on more responsibilities and most recently, served as Senior Director over IT Architecture and Corporate Portfolio. His early career consisted of IS leadership roles at Cerner Corporation and Dell Services. Mr. Gadhok earned his Executive MBA at The University of Texas at Dallas and an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from University of Iowa.

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Roxanne Womack

Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Roxanne Womack has served as Chief Compliance Officer of Surgery Partners since November 2018. Previously, Roxanne served as a Medical Center Compliance Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., and as the Privacy Officer for Ascension St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, Ala. Roxanne also has extensive experience in health information management.

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Laura Brocklehurst

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Laura Brocklehurst has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Surgery Partners since June 2019. Prior to this, she served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Surgery Partners, Inc. She joined Surgery Partners in 2018, and prior to this served as Sr. Director, HR Business Partner at SC Johnson from 2013 to 2018 for their Product Supply organization and then Latin America business. From 2006 to 2013 she held HR leadership positions with Healthways, Inc., a health and well-being company.