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Envision Healthcare CEO Chris Holden to Depart Company


The Board of Directors of Envision Healthcare announced the departure of President and CEO Chris Holden.

Board establishes interim Office of the CEO, launches national search for successor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Board of Directors of Envision Healthcare—one of the nation’s largest multispecialty facility-based care provider groups—today announced the departure of President and CEO Christopher A. “Chris” Holden. Holden will be replaced by an interim Office of the CEO while the Board of Directors conducts a national search for a successor.

The Office of the CEO will be led by EVP and Chief Operating Officer Karey Witty, EVP and Chief Financial Officer Teresa Sparks, and Chief Administrative Officer Dave Esler.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we appreciate Chris’ dedication to Envision’s clinicians and employees and thank him for his many contributions to the company. Envision is a special organization with exceptional people playing a vital role in the U.S. healthcare system today,” said Max Lin, KKR Partner and a member of Envision’s Board of Directors. “Karey, Teresa and Dave are closely aligned around the Company’s mission, vision and values, which gives us great confidence in the shared leadership approach as we identify the next leader for this great business.”

Holden said: “I appreciate the trust and support of my Envision family over the past 13 years, and I am confident that our outstanding leadership team will continue the great progress we have made together.”


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.