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Surgical Care Affiliates and Hawaii Pacific Health to Operate Surgery Center
Date:3/5/2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), one of the country's largest providers of specialty surgical services, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture relationship with Hawaii Pacific Health to construct and operate a new outpatient surgery center in downtown Honolulu.

Under the terms of the partnership, SCA will relocate its existing Surgicare of Hawaii outpatient surgery center at 550 South Beretania Street to a new location expected to open some time in 2010. SCA and Hawaii Pacific Health are in the final stage of site selection for the new facility. Surgicare of Hawaii will continue to operate at its current location until the new center is ready.

Under SCA's day-to-day-management, the relocated Surgicare of Hawaii will operate as a multi-specialty center offering an array of medical services, including orthopedics, pain management, ophthalmology, general surgery, otolaryngology, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, plastics and podiatry.

"This partnership allows us to meet the increasing community demand for ambulatory surgical capacity in a patient-friendly environment," said Chuck Sted, Chief Executive Officer of Hawaii Pacific Health. "The new, expanded facility will not only enhance our ability to offer patients leading edge outpatient services in a convenient location, but it also will free up inpatient capacity in our other facilities to deliver more complex procedures and care."

"We are very pleased to be working with, Hawaii Pacific Health, a system with an outstanding reputation as a healthcare provider," said Andrew Hayek, Chief Executive Officer of SCA. "Their leadership recognizes the need for a high quality, cost effective, outpatient surgical facility, and we will be able to jointly meet that need."

About Hawaii Pacific Health:

Hawaii Pacific Health is the state's largest healthcare provider. At the heart of our non-profit network are six affiliates focused on delivering the highest quality and most accessible healthcare - Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Kapi'olani Medical Center at Pali Momi, Straub Clinic & Hospital, Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai Medical Clinic, and Kapiolani Medical Specialists. Hawaii Pacific Health helps its physicians, hospitals and clinics fulfill their mission by investing in new services, promoting excellence and efficiency, and recruiting the best healthcare providers. For more information, visit www.hawaiipacifichealth.org.

About Surgical Care Affiliates:

Surgical Care Affiliates is a leading developer and operator of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, with 128 surgical facilities in more than 30 states. SCA was created in June 2007, and operates as an independent company with new ownership, new leadership and a singular focus on surgical care. SCA's goal is to become the partner of choice for physicians, based on outstanding patient care and service. SCA is active in purchasing and developing surgery centers and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians and hospitals. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.


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