Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI) was founded in 1982, formerly known as Surgical Care Affiliates (1982-1995), HealthSouth Outpatient Surgery Division (1995-2007), headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, USA, with 5,200 full-time employees, together with Its subsidiary owns and operates a multifunctional mobile surgery center and surgical hospital network, and is one of the largest outpatient surgery providers in the United States.
January 9, 2017: UnitedHealth ‘s Optum announced the acquisition of Surgical Care Affiliates for $2.3 billion.
Surgical Care Affiliates (SCAI):
Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (SCA) establishes partnerships between physician groups, health systems and health plans to acquire, develop and optimize existing facilities. SCA’s affiliated doctors provide a range of surgical services, including orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pain management, otolaryngology (ENT or ENT), urology, spine, cardiology and gynecology, and others General surgical procedures.
SCA’s partners include large surgeon groups such as OrthoCarolina, Illinois Bone and Joint, the CORE Institute, DISC, Jewett Orthopedics; large multi-professional groups such as Monarch Healthcare, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Austin Regional Clinic; large health systems Such as: Advocate Healthcare , Texas Health Resources, MemorialCare Health System.
As of December 31, 2015, Surgical Care Affiliates operates a network of outpatient surgery facilities in 33 states in the United States, including 185 outpatient surgery centers, 7 surgical hospitals and 1 sleep clinic.
Surgical Care Affiliates’ main competitors include United Surgical Partners, Inc., AmSurg Corp. , HCA Healthcare Corporation and Surgery Partners .