Together Ahead: Maximizing Synergies

Partner News | Published: Friday, September 18, 2020

Earlier this year, Fresenius Medical Care North America, one of the nation’s leading healthcare conglomerates, made the decision to formally merge two of their most successful and synergistic companies, National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP) and Azura Vascular Care (Azura). By joining forces, this newly formed organization will become the sixth largest ASC network of outpatient facilities in the US. The new company is in the midst of fully integrating and rebranding itself, so stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, we’d like to tell you a bit about who we are and what we do. 

Azura operates and manages more than 60 outpatient vascular and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) across the US.  The company employs close to 1,200 people and performed more than 145,000 outpatient procedures in 2019 alone.  Azura’s outpatient centers specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of vascular conditions, including:

  • Dialysis access management
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Varicose veins
  • Varicoceles

NCP is the pioneer and creator of the outpatient hybrid (ASC & office-based lab) cardiovascular center model, and strives to be the highest-quality and largest outpatient cardiology and vascular services provider in the US.  Since its inception in 2006, NCP has partnered with hundreds of the nation’s top physicians and performed more than 140,000 successful, outpatient cardiovascular procedures including:

  • Diagnostic catheterizations
  • Peripheral interventions
  • Vascular access procedures
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) / pacemaker implantation

The merger of Azura and NCP creates an outpatient network of more than 80 outpatient centers in more than 25 states; focusing on developing one cohesive team that offers a full range of advanced outpatient procedures to ensure a continuum of high quality and convenient patient care.

With specialties and procedures migrating to an outpatient setting every year,  this is an exciting time for both Azura/NCP and the patients we serve. To learn more about us, please visit us at and

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