Covenant Surgical continues acquisition spree with Arizona GI practice

Covenant Surgical Partners entered into a partnership with Phoenix-based Arizona Centers for Digestive Health, adding 11 practices to its portfolio.

What you should know:

1. AZCDH is the state's leading gastrointestinal care provider. The practice's staff of 17 physicians and 11 physician assistants and nurse practitioners provide care to more than 52,000 patients annually.

2. AZCDH also has two ASCs. Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant seeks out practices with established ASCs as acquisition targets.

3. AZCDH was notably the first group in the U.S. to perform outpatient endoscopic ultrasounds in the standalone ASC setting.

4. Through the partnership, Covenant will expand AZCDH's presence in Arizona while advancing its services and technologies.

"The support and operational resources that Covenant is going to provide will enable us to dedicate even more time and expertise toward delivering patient care and increasing access to services throughout Arizona," said James Bachman, AZCDH CEO.

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