two to eighteen years. Three centers in operation at March 31, 1997 are located
in buildings owned directly or indirectly by AmSurg.
As of March 31, 1997, AmSurg and its affiliated entities employed 178
persons, 154 of whom were full-time employees and 24 of whom were part-time
employees. Of the above, 44 were employed at AmSurg's headquarters in Nashville,
Tennessee. In addition, approximately 108 employees are leased on a part-time
basis and 152 are leased on a full-time basis from the associated physician
practices. None of these employees is represented by a union. AmSurg believes
its relationship with its employees to be excellent.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND INSURANCE
From time to time, AmSurg may be named a party to legal claims and
proceedings in the ordinary course of business. Management is not aware of any
claims or proceedings against it or its partnerships that might have a material
financial impact on AmSurg.
Each of AmSurg's surgery centers and physician practices maintains separate
medical malpractice insurance in amounts it deems adequate for its business.