Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA)

About us

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) was founded in 1982, and currently operates the largest network of independent ambulatory surgical centers (over 210) and surgical hospitals in the U.S., in partnership with physicians. We have grown to more than 210 surgical facilities, 8,500 teammates, and more than 7,500 physicians who perform approximately 1 million procedures in SCA facilities each year.  SCA joined OptumCare in 2017.

What sets us apart

Committed to exceptional patient care, SCA creates value by optimizing the patient experience and building strategic partnerships with physician groups, health plans and health systems. These partnerships allow for the acquisition, development and optimization of facilities to help provide better access to high quality care at lower cost. Scheduling is easy, access is convenient, billing is transparent, and 95% of patients say they would recommend SCA. 

Our remarkable community of teammates, physician partners and health system partners are deeply committed to providing quality patient care and improving healthcare in America. Our focus on building strategic relationships with our partners enables us to acquire, develop and optimize facilities in an aligned economic model that enables better access to high-quality care at lower cost.

SCA is a committed, strategic partner to leading physician groups, offering industry expertise and enhanced long-term results. We’ve successfully partnered with many of the most innovative and successful groups across the country to provide surgical solutions.

Working here

Driving our growth and ensuring we meet our vision requires leaders, innovators, and visionaries. These are the people who will enable us to achieve our goals, develop our business, and maintain our values. Curious, flexible, and willing to stand up and be heard—we’re working together to change healthcare in America. As part of the OptumCare family, we offer a great working environment along with a culture that features empowered management, high levels of teamwork and partnership and robust data analytics and evidence based medicine resources.  You'll enjoy opportunities to grow your career and learn from the expanding levels of expertise found throughout OptumCare.