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Surgery Center Network Partners With Gallagher Healthcare For Exclusive Medical Malpractice Services

DALLAS, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgery Center Network (SCN), the most comprehensive network of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Gallagher Healthcare, a division of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., one of the nation's premier malpractice insurance brokers for healthcare practitioners. The partnership provides SCN's members with a property, casualty and medical malpractice rate estimator, discounted insurance rates and other related services.

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Through the partnership, SCN members gain access to Gallagher Healthcare's "Premium Indication Engine," a proprietary physician management system that provides ASCs and their physicians with the ability to utilize online rating software to establish a firm estimate of program premium cost based on the profile of their practice.

SCN members will also have access through an exclusive portal to Gallagher's value-add services, including insurance intelligence data and analytics from Advisen, and direct contact to a dedicated team of healthcare insurance and risk management specialists.

"SCN offers a cutting-edge networking model for ASCs by improving the accessibility and transparency between surgery centers, patients and insurance companies," said Cody Vicknair, a Gallagher Healthcare Advisor. "In selecting Gallagher Healthcare for these exclusive brokerage services, SCN recognizes that our financial size and geographic footprint create strong market leverage with both regional and national medical professional liability insurance carriers." "The partnership with Gallagher Healthcare provides ASCs with yet another benefit of becoming a member of the growing SCN network," said Jeff Blankinship, President of SCN. "Not only do Network members increase their exposure and ability for new patients and payor customers, but now they have access to the medical malpractice estimator and many other valuable Gallagher services. The collaboration between Gallagher and SCN represents the first in many partnerships SCN will announce in the coming months that will significantly expand the breadth of beneficial services provided through the Network."

About Surgery Center NetworkSurgery Center Network (SCN), hosted at www.surgerycenternetwork.com, features an established network of ASCs. By accessing the network, users can perform surgery cost comparisons, receive surgery education and outcomes data, and conduct searches to locate and evaluate ASCs in their neighborhood or throughout the country. Surgery centers joining the SCN network receive significant benefits, including a comprehensive listing and direct link to their website, and increased exposure to work-related and cash-paying patients. Parent company Surgical Notes ( www.surgicalnotes.com) has been an industry-leading provider of medical transcription, coding and other value-added information services for ASCs for more than 15 years.

About Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG), is a global risk management and insurance services provider headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. It has operations in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda, and offers client-service capabilities in more than 110 countries through its own expert advisors and a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. The Gallagher Healthcare Practice includes over 200 dedicated professionals and has exclusively served the healthcare industry for over 25 years.  www.gallaghermalpractice.com

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