AdventHealth and USPI form joint venture to expand outpatient surgical services in Tampa Bay region

Tampa, FL – AdventHealth’s West Florida Division and United Surgical Partners International (USPI) today announced the recent acquisition of Tampa Outpatient Surgical Center through a newly established joint venture. As a result of the acquisition, which was completed in January 2021, the center is now owned and operated by AdventHealth Surgery Center Wellswood, LLC (“Wellswood”).

Located at 5013 N Armenia Avenue in Tampa, Wellswood provides an additional and convenient option for patients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area looking for exceptional surgical care outside of the traditional hospital setting. The center offers a range of surgical services across many specialties including orthopedics, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, general surgery, pain management, spine, ophthalmology, urology as well as plastic surgery and cosmetic care.

“As we expand the services we offer, it’s critical for us to go beyond the hospital walls and reach into our communities to bring more convenient access to the kind of high-quality health care people need most,” said Mike Schultz, President and Chief Executive Officer of AdventHealth West Florida Division. “We want to be a partner to our communities and fill the gaps in health care so those in the communities can live a long, healthy life.”

"We are pleased to begin our partnership with AdventHealth in the Tampa community and work collaboratively to offer patients another option for top-quality surgical care,” said Collin LeMaistre, Market President for USPI’s operations in Florida and Georgia. “The physicians and staff at Wellswood are committed to ensuring patients are treated like family in a comfortable and compassionate setting.”

AdventHealth’s West Florida Division has expanded its outpatient services in the Tampa Bay region over the last two years, announcing mobile mammography, outpatient imaging, home health, and care pavilions as new health care services.

“All of these pieces fit together so that we can make it easy for people to find high quality care, and not put off the care they need,” said John Johannessen, Senior Executive Officer, Non-Acute Care Services, AdventHealth West Florida Division. “It also makes it easy for people to navigate care when they have continuity between services and remain in the AdventHealth network.”

Additionally, AdventHealth West Florida Division operates eight urgent care locations, 15 Walgreens Express Care centers, and has over 200 primary care and specialty physicians with locations throughout the Tampa Bay, Sebring and Ocala area as part of its full network of health care services. The health care system is also expanding those physician services, acquiring a physician specialty group in Bloomingdale in 2019 to expand access to primary and specialty providers in the eastern Hillsborough County community, and purchasing a women’s health group in 2020 in order to bring more obstetric and gynecological care to the AdventHealth network of care.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or, and for West Florida Division, click here.

About USPI

United Surgical Partners International (USPI), a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), operates the largest ambulatory platform in the country. With more than 330 facilities across the United States, the company serves patients in ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals. For more information, please visit