Deerfield, Ill. (May 31, 2017) — 

Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. ("SCA"), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry and part of Optum, a technology-enabled health services and innovation company, has made an equity investment in Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Center ("WCOSC") effective May 1, 2017. WCOSC, a multi-specialty facility in Danbury, Conn., has 14 physician partners specializing in orthopedic and spine procedures. With this investment, SCA now has a network of seven surgery centers operating and under development in the state.

"We are excited to partner with the physicians of WCOSC to serve the community's outpatient surgical needs," said Tim Buono, senior vice president of development for SCA. "This partnership strengthens SCA's position in Connecticut as a leading provider of high-quality, low-cost surgical care."

"Our organization is proud to join this partnership," said Dr. Michael Brand, physician partner at WCOSC, "and looks forward to collaborating with SCA as a strategic thought partner to help build on our past success."

About Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Center

WCOSC is a physician-led multi-specialty surgery center in Danbury, Connecticut, with 14 physician partners specializing in orthopedics, spine and pain management. It is now jointly owned by SCA and physician partners.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 200 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

About Optum

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 100,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH).

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