Surgical Care Affiliates Partners With Surgical Center Of Connecticut

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI) ("SCA"), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, has partnered with Surgical Center of Connecticut ("SCC"), effective Nov. 1, 2016. This investment aligns SCA with an additional 20 high-quality physicians, and, with the recently announced partnership with River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, expands SCA's portfolio in Connecticut to six locations.
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"We are excited to partner with the physicians of SCC to serve the outpatient surgical needs of the residents of Fairfield County," said Tim Buono, group vice president for SCA. "This partnership expands SCA's position as a leading provider of high-quality, low-cost surgeries in the state of Connecticut."

"Our organization is proud to partner with SCA and looks forward to collaborating as we build on our past success," said Dr. Thomas Rago, physician partner at SCC. "We chose to partner with SCA because of its health plan relationships, best-in-class operational systems and the clinical expertise to develop additional service lines, all of which will position our facility to thrive in the years to come."

About Surgical Center of Connecticut

SCC is a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This physician-led facility consists of 20 physician partners specializing in gastroenterology, orthopedics, spine, urology, and pain management. It is now jointly owned by SCA and physician partners.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. As of September 30, 2016, SCA operated 205 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Press Contact: Alison DonnellyDirector, External CommunicationsSurgical Care Affiliates(847) 420-3822alison.donnelly@scasurgery.com

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