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Surgical Care Affiliates and UCSD Medical Center to Partner in Surgical Center

Thursday, December 27, 2007 General News J E 4
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 26 Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA),one of the country's largest providers of specialty surgical services,announced today that it has entered into a joint venture relationship withUniversity of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center to partner in theoperation of the existing UTC SurgiCenter located at 8929 University CenterLane. Under the new partnership, the center will operate under the new name,University Ambulatory Surgery Center.

"We are pleased to be entering into this partnership with UCSD to betterserve the San Diego area," said Mike Snow, president and chief executiveofficer of SCA. "This is a perfect fit with our business objective ofpartnering with high-quality healthcare providers in order to meet thesurgical needs of a local community."

"This partnership with SCA allows us to meet our increasing demand forambulatory surgical capacity, and positions us to expand and develop theseservices to serve a growing population into the future," said Tom McAfee,M.D., Physician-in-Chief, UCSD Health Sciences. "UCSD surgeons have beenpioneers in developing minimally invasive techniques, which shorten recoverytime and improve the overall experience for the patient. This partnershipwill enhance our ability to offer our patients leading edge treatment in awell-established and convenient location."

University Ambulatory Surgery Center will continue to operate as a multi-specialty center offering orthopedics, pain management, ophthalmology, generalsurgery, otolaryngology, urology, plastics and podiatry. SCA will continue toprovide the day to day management of the center.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), with its affiliated physicians andpartners, is committed to delivering high quality surgical services to ensurea superior patient experience and clinical outcome. One of the largestproviders of specialty surgical services, SCA operates approximately 130ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the country with6,000 employees and more than 3,000 physician partners. For more informationon SCA, visit http://www.scasurgery.com.

About UCSD

As the only academic medical center serving San Diego and ImperialCounties, UC San Diego Medical Center offers innovative, leading edge patientcare. The clinical system encompasses two hospitals and multiple ambulatorycare sites, backed up by a world-renowned biomedical research program and top-tier medical and pharmacy schools. In addition to primary and multi-specialtycare, UCSD also offers several clinical centers of excellence, including theregion's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive CancerCenter, a cardiovascular center, eye center, organ transplantation services,Level 1 Trauma and Burn Centers, advanced surgical and orthopedic care, and aregional high-risk pregnancy/infant special care program.

SOURCE Surgical Care Affiliates
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