DEERFIELD, Ill., March 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (“SCA”) has partnered with the physician members of Merritt Island Surgery Center in Merritt Island, FL, effective March 1, 2016. The partnership operates an ambulatory surgical facility that represents an important access point for high quality, low cost surgical services on Florida’s central east coast (the Space Coast.) This partnership expands SCA’s presence on the Space Coast to three locations and aligns SCA with an additional 13 high-quality physicians.
“We are thrilled to add another value-focused access point for surgical services to our network on the Space Coast,” said Rena Courtay, a Vice President at SCA. “With the addition of the Merritt Island Surgery Center, our growing network is now poised to collaborate with health plans and employers to reduce costs of surgical care for Space Coast residents,” Rena added.
“Merritt Island Surgery Center has a legacy of providing convenient, high quality, low cost surgical services to our community,” noted Hani El-Kommos, a physician owner of Merritt Island Surgery Center. “We look forward to extending that legacy through access to SCA’s systems, expertise and scale.”
About the Merritt Island Surgery Center
Merritt Island Surgery Center is a physician led, outpatient surgery center that offers its community a safe, convenient, high-quality alternative to hospital-based surgery. The Center is AAAHC accredited, fully licensed by the State of Florida and offers a full suite of outpatient surgical services, including: General Surgery, Gynecology, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Podiatry, Dermatology and Neurosurgery. For more information on MISC, visit www.merrittislandsurgerycenter.com
About Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with physician groups, health plans and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. As of December 31, 2015, SCA operated 193 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
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