Surgical Care Affiliates
Feb 2, 2016

Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery Partners With Surgical Care Affiliates

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. ("SCA") has partnered with the physician members of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery ("CMIS") in Mokena, IL, effective January 1, 2016. The partnership operates an ambulatory surgical facility that represents an important access point for high quality, low cost surgical services in Mokena and the surrounding region. This partnership expands SCA's presence in the Chicago area to five locations and aligns SCA with an additional seventeen high-quality surgeons.

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Dr. Patrick Sweeney, a founding physician of CMIS, said, "We are thrilled to be partnering with SCA to build upon the success of CMIS.  SCA will enable us to continue to provide our best in class surgical services to our patients, and SCA will be a critical partner as we navigate the ongoing changes in our health care system."  

"CMIS serves its patients well by providing advanced, high-tech surgical solutions and recovery care in a high-quality and convenient environment.  We are excited about collaborating with the center's clinical and business teams and physician partners to serve the community's outpatient surgical needs," said David Spaccarelli, Vice President for SCA. "The new relationship with SCA provides CMIS a platform from which to increase its impact on the Chicagoland community by leveraging SCA's systems, expertise, and scale." 

About the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is a physician led, outpatient surgery center focused on the patient experience which provides a full suite of outpatient surgical services, including general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, and podiatry. For more information on CMIS, visit www.cmisurgery.com.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the Ambulatory Surgical Center industry, strategically partners with physicians, health systems and health plans across the country to develop and operate surgical facilities.  As of September 30, 2015, SCA operated 194 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,600 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

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Leslie Wachsman

Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations

Surgical Care Affiliates

(847) 267-9823

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Source: Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC

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