Advanced Surgical Hospital and Surgical Care Affiliates Form Joint Venture

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective September 1, 2015, Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (“SCA”) has partnered with the members of Advanced Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (“AOR”), a leading group of orthopedic and spine surgeons, to enhance and grow access to high quality surgical care in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In the transaction, SCA acquired an interest in Advanced Surgical Hospital (“Advanced”) in Washington, Pennsylvania, and SCA will provide management support services to the leadership of the hospital.

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“We are honored to partner with the members of AOR, which has established a strong reputation locally and regionally for outstanding patient care,” said Tim Buono, Group Vice President of Development at SCA.

The physician partners of Advanced will continue to oversee all clinical operations, and Advanced will gain access to a suite of management support services based on SCA’s network of nearly 200 leading surgical facilities across the country.

“We founded Advanced to enhance the quality and access to surgical care in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and we are pleased to partner with SCA to strengthen our ability to serve our community over the long term,” said Dr. Joseph Stracci. “We selected SCA as our partner based on their commitment to outstanding patient care and their experience partnering with physician groups across the country to enhance and grow access to high quality surgical care.”

About Advanced Surgical Hospital

Advanced is an acute care hospital that provides elective orthopedic and spine surgery, and was founded by the members of AOR. Advanced has been recognized for outstanding clinical quality and patient satisfaction based and was named as the 2014 Physician Hospital of the Year by Physician Hospitals of America. For more information, visit

About Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI) partners with physicians, health systems and health plans across the country to develop and operate surgical facilities. As of June 30, 2015, SCA operated 193 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals – in partnership with approximately 2,600 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit

SCA Press Contact: Christian Ellison Senior Vice President Surgical Care Affiliates (720) 273-7449

Source:Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC