Surgical Care Affiliates Partners With River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI) (“SCA”), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, has partnered with River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center (“RVASC”), a multi-specialty facility in Norwich, Connecticut with 24 physician partners. RVASC, in addition to the recently announced partnership with Surgical Center of Connecticut, increases SCA’s network of surgical facilities in the state to six locations.

“RVASC is significant as it represents SCA’s first partnership in the eastern part of the state,” said Christian Ellison, group president for SCA. “Our expanded footprint in Connecticut will help enable SCA to enter value-based arrangements with health plans that benefit our physician partners and the patients we serve.”

“Over the last few years, RVASC has become a respected part of the New London County healthcare system,” said Dr. Richard Martin, medical director at RVASC. “We look forward to leveraging SCA as a strategic thought partner to continue to serve the needs of our patients and community.”

About River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center

RVASC is a physician-led multi-specialty surgery center in Norwich, Connecticut with 24 physician partners specializing in otolaryngology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry, and ophthalmology. It is now jointly owned by SCA and physician partners.

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 September 30, 2016, SCA operated 205 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information, visit

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