5 things to know about William Wilcox, CEO of United Surgical Partners International

William Wilcox joined Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International in 1998, and served in president and director roles before becoming CEO.

Here are five things to know about Mr. Wilcox:

1. He became the CEO of United Surgical Partners International in 2004. Mr. Wilcox is also a member of the executive committee of USPI's board.

2. Prior to joining United Surgical Partners International, he was the CEO of United Dental Care, president of the surgery group of HCA, as well as president and CEO of HCA's ambulatory surgery division.

3. Mr. Wilcox saw United Surgical Partners through major transitions such its merger with Tenet in 2015. The joining of the two companies created the largest provider of ambulatory surgery in the U.S. at the time.

4. In a Q&A about the merger with the Dallas Business Journal, Mr. Wilcox said the deal was part of USPI's goal of having a strategic presence in the market the company is in.

5. USPI's network includes over 265 short-stay surgical facilities, 90 urgent care facilities and 20 imaging centers across 50 health systems in 28 states. More than 4,000 physicians are affiliated with USPI facilities.

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