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Surgical Care Affiliates Announces Agreement With Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center

BETHESDA, Md., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a national leader in the development and management of surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and surgery departments, announced today it has entered into a formal agreement with Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center, a subsidiary of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System, Inc., a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, to enhance ambulatory surgical services in the Bethesda and Montgomery County areas.

Under the agreement, SCA will manage the surgical services for Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center, which performs more than 2,000 procedures each year. SCA will implement its management systems to ensure continued outstanding patient care, to strengthen current service lines, and to launch new service lines and new specialties at the surgery center.

Andrew Hayek, President and Chief Executive Officer of SCA, said, "We are honored to be selected to enter into this affiliation. We believe this surgery center will combine outstanding clinical quality with a high degree of physician focus, all done in affiliation with Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine. We believe our management systems can improve surgical care in Maryland and other areas, and this is another step forward in SCA becoming the partner of choice for leading health systems."

About Surgical Care Affiliates:

SCA's vision is to be the affiliate of choice for physicians, hospitals, and health systems in developing and operating ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the country and in enhancing hospital-based surgical departments. SCA owns and/or provides management services to 145 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and in affiliation with 20 not-for-profit health systems across the country. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. For more information on SCA, visit

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