Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Surgical Partners announced on Jan. 21 that it is shifting its strategy from an ASC-focused company to a physician services company, and it has a new partnership to underscore the change.

The KKR-backed Covenant Surgical Partners is now Covenant Physician Partners and completed a partnership with Corpus Christi-based Texas Eye Care Network, an organization with locations across the Corpus Christi area including an ASC. Since launching in 2011, Covenant has focused on ASC development and management, and that will still be a large aspect of the company’s services; however, it will now also offer services for physicians to expand their practices and strengthen their market position. (Written by Laura Dyrda from Becker’s ASC Review)  [read more]