Our Commitment to an
Extraordinary Patient Experience

Our goal is to exceed our patients' expectations for each of the more than two thousand surgeries and procedures performed each day in SCA facilities.

Our mission at SCA is to care for our patients, serve our physicians and improve healthcare in America. Within our ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals, we are able to provide patients with high quality, lower cost options for surgery.

Why Patients Choose SCA


Clinical Quality
Our commitment to putting clinical first has driven us to:

 

  • help create and immediately adopt clinical outcome metrics endorsed by the National Quality Forum,
  • invest in the development of clinical checklists and toolkits for our facilities,
  • develop a proprietary clinical training system for our teammates,
  • develop regional and national Quality Councils to promote the sharing of best practices across our facilities,
  • create a proprietary quality-focused benchmarking system to drive continuous improvement among our teams, and
  • invest in hundreds of hours of training for our clinical leaders.

Convenience
SCA facilities optimize our patients' experience. Our surgery centers and surgical hospitals offer patients easy scheduling, convenient access, short wait times, and billing transparency. More than 95% of our patients would recommend SCA's facilities to a friend or colleague, and many patients specifically cite the distinctive friendliness and efficiency of our teammates.

Certification
SCA facilities seek to exceed nationally recognized standards by obtaining accreditation from The Joint Commission (TJC) or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Our facilities also work to meet Medicare's quality reporting standards as determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Cost Savings
On average, our patients pay approximately 40% less than they would if they had the identical procedure performed at a hospital. These savings are reflected in patients' co-pays and co-insurance. The lower cost of care in our facilities also helps lower total healthcare insurance premiums.



More and more, studies are confirming that the quality of care delivered in outpatient settings is equal to or better than traditional hospital surgery departments. Click here to read the abstract for "Procedures Take Less Time at Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Keep Costs Down and Ability To Meet Demand Up", an article published by Health Affairs.