Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are the largest owner and operator of short stay ambulatory surgery centers (“ASC”s) in the United States with 240 ASCs in 35 states and the District of Columbia, in partnership with over 2,000 physicians. Our company was formed in 1992 for the purpose of acquiring, developing and operating ASCs in partnership with physicians. Our surgery centers are typically located adjacent to or in close proximity to the medical practices of our partner physicians. We generally own a 51% interest in the facilities we operate. Our surgical facilities primarily provide non-elective, high volume, lower-risk surgical procedures across multiple specialties, including among others gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and orthopedics. For the year ended December 31, 2012, approximately 1.5 million surgical procedures were performed in our ASCs. ... More ...