At SCA, we put Clinical First.

 

“Thank you so much for your amazing support, encouragement, smile, attitude and confidence in the surgery room and in my recovery. It was our honor and privilege to be a part of such professionals, amazing character and genuine care.”

Recent patient in Florida

Lower Out of Pocket Costs

Medicare Shoulder Arthroscopy*

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*Medicare shoulder arthroscopy procedure total payment amounts based upon CMS Medicare Data 7/1/14 to 6/30/15. Total payment amounts for a different procedure or different insurer in a different location may be higher or lower than the amount shown.

Patient satisfaction at SCA is a priority, and patient loyalty at SCA facilities is higher than the industry average.*

*SOURCE: SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE HEALTH

Why do patients choose SCA?

“I had a fabulous experience for my procedure. All of the staff and nurses were great, very caring, checked in on me regularly, and made the whole process easy.”

Clinical Quality

Our commitment to clinical first has led us to:

  • create and adopt clinical outcome metrics endorsed by the National Quality Forum
  • invest in the development of clinical checklists and toolkits
  • develop a proprietary clinical training system
  • develop regional and national Quality Councils to share best practices
  • create a proprietary quality-focused benchmarking system to encourage continuous improvement
  • 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. Over 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). We 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 45% 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.

“Together with SCA, the success of Treasure Valley Hospital has been witnessed in many ways. In 2012, Treasure Valley Hospital was number one in the entire country for patient safety and satisfaction from hospital Medicare HCAHPS data.”

Dr. Jeff Hessing, Orthopedist, Treasure Valley Hospital in Boise, Idaho

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.