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  • Surgical Care Affiliates


    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 1 million procedures a year. In March 2017, SCA joined the OptumCare division of Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group). SCA creates partnerships between health plans, physician groups, and health systems, to acquire, develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA's 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, 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, Memorial Care Health System). SCA is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SCAI". On January 9, 2017, SCA and Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group) (NYSE: UNH) announced the two companies would combine. The agreement called for the acquisition of SCA’s outstanding common stock for $57.00 per share. In this agreement, SCA became part of the OptumCare platform, with Hayek and the SCA leadership team continuing forward as part of SCA and the larger OptumCare platform. The transaction closed in March 2017.

  • List of university hospitals


    A university hospital is an institution which combines the services of a hospital with the education of medical students and with medical research. These hospitals are typically affiliated with a medical school or university. The following is a list of such hospitals.

  • Fort Smith, Arkansas


    Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 86,209. With an estimated population of 88,037 in 2017, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents that encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian, and the Oklahoma counties of Le Flore and Sequoyah. Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, Italy, site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna, fought by United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby. The city also has a mutual friendship-city relationship with Jining, China. Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, also known as Belle Point. Fort Smith was established as a western frontier military post in 1817, when it was also a center of fur trading. The city developed there. It became well known as a base for migrants' settling of the "Wild West" and for its law enforcement heritage. In 2007, the city of Fort Smith was selected by the United States Department of the Interior as the site of the new United States Marshals Service National Museum, slated to open in 2019.

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