Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (SCA), is one of the largest providers of Outpatient Surgery in the United States. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, the company has a network of more than 200 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) located in 35 states performing 900,000 surgeries a year. SCA creates partnerships between physician groups, health systems, and health plans to acquire, develop and optimize existing facilities. SCAs affiliated Physicians provide a range of surgical services, including orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pain management, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat, or ENT), urology, spine, cardiology, and gynecology, as well as other general surgery procedures. SCA’s partners include large surgeon groups (e.g., OrthoCarolina, Illinois Bone and Joint, the CORE Institute, DISC, Jewett Orthopedics); large multi-speciality groups (e.g., Monarch Healthcare, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Austin Regional Clinic); and large health systems (e.g, Advocate Healthcare, Texas Health Resources, MemorialCare Health System).