DEERFIELD, Ill., May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI) (“SCA” or the “Company”), a leading provider of surgical services, announced today that Kenneth R. Goulet will join its Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2016. Mr. Goulet served in a number of roles with Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies, from 2004 until his retirement on October 1, 2015, including most recently as Executive Vice President, and President of Anthem’s Commercial and Specialty Business.  Previously, Mr. Goulet spent 23 years at CIGNA Corporation, where he held a number of management, sales and operations positions.

“I am excited to join the SCA board and to work with the SCA team,” said Mr. Goulet. “SCA is helping to transform surgical delivery – improving the quality and patient experience, and significantly lowering the cost of surgical care – which is essential to improving our overall healthcare system and creating value for patients, employers, health plans, and the government. I am proud of the role SCA plays in improving our healthcare system.”

“Ken’s experience as a senior health plan leader, his knowledge of the overall health system, and his experience working with health plan leaders across the country will strengthen our board and help us advance our strategic partnerships,” said Andrew Hayek, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCA. “We are thrilled that Ken is joining our board, and we look forward to working closely with him.”

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 on SCA, visit


Tom De Weerdt
Executive Vice President & CFO
Surgical Care Affiliates
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Leslie Wachsman
Vice President, Finance & IR
Surgical Care Affiliates
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