DEERFIELD, Ill., April 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (“SCA”) has partnered with the physician-members of Gladiolus Surgery Center (Gladiolus), effective April 1, 2016. The partnership operates an ambulatory surgical facility that represents an important access point for surgical services for the Fort Myers community.  Upon partnering with Gladiolus, SCA now operates four ASCs in partnership with more than thirty physicians on Florida’s southwest coast.

“We are grateful that the physician-owners of Gladiolus selected SCA as their partner and excited about the opportunity to collectively shape the next chapter in the center’s history.  SCA’s rapidly growing network on the southwest coast creates an opportunity for us to maintain access to physician-led, low cost, high quality surgical services in this region for years to come,” said Rena Courtay, who leads SCA’s Florida operations.

“Gladiolus Surgery Center selected SCA for its managed care contracting capabilities, marketing support and efficient back-office platform,” noted Dr. Ira Zucker, a Gladiolus physician-owner.  “We look forward to the opportunity that our new partnership affords us to extend our impact upon the Fort Myers community.”

About the Gladiolus Surgery Center

Gladiolus Surgery Center is a physician led, outpatient surgery center that offers its community a safe, convenient, high-quality alternative to hospital-based surgery. The Center is licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by a national organization that sets safety and quality standards for ambulatory surgery centers. The center serves patients requiring surgical procedures in the areas of General Surgery, Orthopedics, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Podiatry and Urology.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with physician groups, health plans and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities.  As of December 31, 2015, SCA operated 193 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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Surgical Care Affiliates
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