What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) provide same-day surgical care.

SCA facilities seek to optimize our patients’ experience through clinical quality, convenience and cost savings.

Clinical Quality:

SCA’s clinical-first commitment has led us to

  • Create and adopt clinical outcome metrics endorsed by the National Quality Forum
  • Develop a proprietary clinical training system
  • Develop regional and national Quality Councils to share best practices
  • Invest in hundreds of hours of training for our clinical leaders


SCA surgery centers offer patients easy scheduling, convenient access and short wait times. Our patient satisfaction scores are among the highest in the industry. Many patients specifically cite the distinctive friendliness and efficiency of our teammates.

Cost Savings:

On average, our patients pay approximately 45 percent 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.

For more information visit Advancing Surgical Care.