DEERFIELD, Ill., May 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The physician members of Thomas Johnson Surgery Center (“TJSC”) in Frederick, Maryland have partnered with Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (“SCA”), effective May 1, 2016. The partnership operates a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center with a track record of providing high-quality, low-cost services to the growing Frederick market, bringing the SCA network of surgical facilities in Maryland to a total of five.

“Frederick is a strategically important market to SCA’s expansion in Maryland,” said Christian Ellison, Senior Vice President for SCA. “Our partnership reinforces TJSC’s position as the local leader in providing high-quality surgical care at a significantly lower cost.”

“TJSC is a respected part of the Frederick healthcare sector and we look forward to building on our success in partnership with SCA to serve the needs of our patients and community,” said Dr. Steven Brand, physician partner at TJSC.

About Thomas Johnson Surgery Center

Thomas Johnson Surgery Center is a physician-led outpatient surgery center dedicated to the highest quality surgical care for each of its patients. TJSC provides various outpatient surgical services, including general, gynecology, podiatry, spine and urology. It is jointly owned by SCA and physician investors.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, physician 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 on SCA, visit

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