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ENVISION HEALTHCARE CORP filed this Form 8-K on 09/19/2017
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Exhibit 99.1

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ENVISION HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES TO ALIGN
SENIOR LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE WITH PHYSICIAN-CENTRIC STRATEGY

Karey Witty, Former CEO of Corizon Health, Joins in New Role of Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Eastridge Appointed CFO on Retirement of Claire Gulmi

Brian Jackson to Succeed Robert Coward as President of Physician Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - (September 18, 2017) - Envision Healthcare Corporation (“Envision” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EVHC) today announced organizational changes, including a realignment of the senior leadership structure under Christopher A. Holden, Envision’s President and Chief Executive Officer, to reflect the Company’s focus on its physician-centric strategic plan.

As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance its scale, physician-centric strategy and operational excellence, Envision has created the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will report directly to Mr. Holden, with responsibility for Envision’s Physician Services and Ambulatory Surgery service lines. In addition, Envision announced the implementation of succession plans for its current Chief Financial Officer, Claire Gulmi, and President of Physician Services, Robert Coward.

As a result of these changes:

Karey Witty, a veteran healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in various executive, financial, and operational leadership positions, has been appointed to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective October 2, 2017.
Kevin Eastridge, currently Chief Accounting Officer, will succeed Ms. Gulmi as Chief Financial Officer, also effective October 2, 2017. Thereafter, Ms. Gulmi will be employed as an advisor to the Company for one year to assist with the transition of her responsibilities to Mr. Eastridge. Kenneth Zongor, currently Senior Vice President - Financial Reporting, will succeed Mr. Eastridge as Chief Accounting Officer, effective October 2, 2017.
Brian Jackson, currently Chief Operating Officer for the Physician Services Group, will succeed Mr. Coward as President of Physician Services, effective October 2, 2017. Mr. Coward’s decision to resign is related to his desire to pursue new opportunities and not the result of a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operation, policies or practices. Mr. Coward has agreed to be available for a period of 60 days to assist with transition efforts.

“We are excited about the progress we’ve made since closing the transformational combination of Envision and AMSURG, a merger that has advanced our physician-centric strategy,” said Christopher A. Holden, President and CEO of Envision. “Today’s announcement reflects a comprehensive evaluation of options to select the most effective management structure for our business, as well as the results of a robust search process. I am grateful for the contributions made by our leaders and team members at every level of our organization. These leadership appointments will advance the strategic evolution of the Company and ensure timely continuity of leadership. I am pleased that, as we implement this new organizational structure, we are able to draw on a deep bench of talented leaders and attract the experiences and perspectives of seasoned healthcare executives.


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