DEERFIELD, Ill., June 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI) (“SCA”) has partnered with Naperville Surgical Centre, a joint venture owned by Advocate Health Care (“Advocate”) and DuPage Medical Group (“DMG”). Advocate and SCA entered a joint venture to acquire and develop a surgery center network in early 2015.
“We are excited to partner with the physicians of Naperville Surgical Centre and to collaborate with Advocate and DMG to serve the community’s outpatient surgical needs,” said Vice President of Operations for SCA in Illinois David Spaccarelli. “This partnership expands SCA’s position in the Chicago market as a leading provider of high-quality, low-cost surgeries.”
DMG leadership reiterated its support for the collaboration, as it underscores the core mission of the physician group, in both the Naperville area and across the greater Chicago suburbs.
“Our organization is proud to join this partnership,” said DMG Chief Operating Officer Dennis Fine. “This initiative will allow patients increased access options for surgery outside of the hospital, with an additional benefit of helping reduce outpatient-procedure costs,” he continued. “This strengthens our stated commitment to provide patients the best-quality care possible.”
Advocate’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Scott Powder said he is very pleased about the benefits this new partnership will bring to consumers.
“This partnership is another way Advocate continues to deliver on its commitment to increase access to high quality, affordable care for the patients and communities we serve,” said Powder. “We believe this collaboration will allow for enhanced care coordination to more effectively meet the needs of consumers.”
About Naperville Surgical Centre
Naperville Surgical Centre is a patient focused outpatient surgery center in DuPage County that provides a full suite of outpatient surgical services, including orthopedics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, urology, gynecology, and podiatry. It is jointly owned by SCA, Advocate, and DMG.
About Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. As of March 31, 2016, SCA operated 194 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians. For more information, visit www.scasurgery.com.
About DuPage Medical Group
With nearly 550 physicians in more than 70 locations, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, providing physician-directed health care focused on quality, efficiency and access. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. A national leader in population health management, Advocate is one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $783 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2014.
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