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Surgical Care Affiliates Announces Partnership with Mississippi Surgical Center

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 General News J E 4
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JACKSON, Miss., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), one of the country's largest providers of specialty surgical services, announced today it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Mississippi Surgical Center in Jackson, Miss. to partner in the operation of the center.

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Under the agreement, SCA and a group of physician partners will own the center, and SCA will provide management services.

Mississippi Surgical Center will continue to be a high quality, state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center, serving more than 100 physicians who perform procedures in specialties such as General Surgery, ENT, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastics, Urology, Pain Management, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Urogynecology.

"The medical staff of Mississippi Surgical Center is excited to announce the selection of SCA as our corporate partner," said Dr. William Wallace, Medical Director of the center. "We believe that the combination of SCA's surgery center expertise, their local and national footprint, and our medical staff's clinical expertise will help further our center's reputation as a leader in medical care for outpatient surgery in Mississippi.

"We look forward to continuing to provide high quality, patient-friendly healthcare in the low-cost environment of our outstanding surgery center," he said. "We know that the implementation of SCA's operational platform will position our center for success in the future."

Andrew Hayek, President and Chief Executive Officer of SCA, said, "We are excited about the opportunity to partner with this group of quality physicians at Mississippi Surgical Center. This will allow the physicians to focus on clinical excellence while leveraging SCA's nationwide infrastructure and support services. This is another milestone in our effort to expand our services to more physicians, surgical hospitals and surgery centers across the country."

About Surgical Care Affiliates:

Surgical Care Affiliates is committed to being the partner of choice for physicians, hospitals, and health systems in delivering high-quality surgical services, outstanding clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. SCA operates 127 ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the country with approximately 3,700 full-time teammates and approximately 2,000 physician partners. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

SOURCE Surgical Care Affiliates

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