Surgery Partners names new EVP, COO: 5 key notes

Surgery Partners named former Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare leader Eric Evans executive vice president and COO.

Five things to know:

1. Mr. Evans has around 15 years of experience in operating and strategic roles with healthcare organizations. He previously served as president of hospital operations for Tenet.

2. While with Tenet, Mr. Evans was responsible for 68 acute care hospitals and 161 hospital-affiliated facilities. There were 2,200 employed providers and other healthcare services employees under his purview.

3. Mr. Evans will take on his new role with Surgery Partners April 1. Mr. Evans said he will focus on fully integrating the company's operations to help drive value for stakeholders and partners.

4. During his tenure with Tenet, Mr. Evans was CEO of the system's Texas region and market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas. He also spent time as CEO and COO of Lake Point Health Network in Dallas.

5. Surgery Partners CEO Wayne DeVeydt sees Mr. Evans' experience as an asset to the organization's future growth. "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," he said.

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