NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Envision Healthcare today announced the appointment of Douglas J. “Doug” Smith, M.D., FACEP, as President of Envision Physician Services. As the first physician to hold the title, Dr. Smith will play a pivotal role in helping the company define the future of physician-led, customer-centric care delivery.
“This is a strategic step forward in the evolution of our organization and differentiating how we engage with physicians and clinicians at this pivotal time of transformation for our country’s healthcare system and for our company,” said Christopher A. Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Healthcare.
Dr. Smith’s business acumen along with experience as a practicing physician and distinguished member of Envision’s physician leadership team make him uniquely suited for the job. Since 2017, Dr. Smith has served as leader of the company’s emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care service lines. He first joined Envision Healthcare in 2015 as a member of Scottsdale Emergency Associates.
“The practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship have grown remarkably complex, and Envision is perfectly positioned to evolve with the complexity to better serve our physicians, our health system customers and patients,” Dr. Smith said. “We know that demands the right balance of physician leadership and a first-class support system, and I am both honored and excited to deliver against the opportunity that is ahead for us.”
Dr. Smith completed medical school and his emergency medicine training at the University of Arizona and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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About Envision Healthcare Corporation
Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. The Company delivers 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 261 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.
About Envision Physician Services
Envision Physician Services is a leading multispecialty medical group and healthcare service team specializing in anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, surgical services and women’s and children’s health services. Its clinical leadership guides evidence-based practices to deliver integrated, cost-effective care and improve patient outcomes. Envision Physician Services partners with facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia and employs or contracts more than 25,000 clinicians. To learn more about Envision Physician Services, a division of Envision Healthcare Corporation, visit www.EnvisionPhysicianServices.com.