Surgery Center Network Marks One-Year Anniversary With Aggressive Growth Plan SCN to continue nationwide expansion, roll out direct-to-consumer marketing campaign

DALLAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgery Center Network (SCN), the most comprehensive network of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S., has announced initiatives that will continue to drive the impressive growth and success the organization achieved during its first year of operation.

SCN, which launched in March 2013, highlights and connects ASCs to the general public, insurance plans and administrators, and group health and workers' compensation employers. Over the past year, SCN has partnered with some of the largest self-insured employers in the United States and the world, helped surgery centers and surgical hospitals capture incremental patient volume and revenues they need, and saved patients hundreds of thousands of dollars on outpatient care.

With SCN's foundation in place, the organization will execute plans to take its services into new markets nationwide. SCN will also initiate a comprehensive, direct-to-consumer marketing campaign at the end of the second quarter of 2014.

SCN was launched by Surgical Notes, the preeminent nationwide provider of transcription, coding and other related information technology services for the ASC and surgical hospital markets. Founded in 1997, Surgical Notes has deep relationships in the ambulatory surgery industry, with more than 600 ASC and surgical hospital clients across the country.

"Our first year of SCN's operations was a tremendous success that exceeded even our expectations, and by continuing to evolve our model, we anticipate another strong year of growth ahead," said Jeff Blankinship, President of SCN and Surgical Notes. "We are adding new providers to our network every week; working with more group health, worker's compensation and direct commercial insurers; and establishing a growing number of valuable partnerships with third-party administrators (TPAs), self-insured employers and case managers. Our efforts over the next several quarters will take us into new states and communities, and connect SCN with patient populations eager for the services our network delivers. With a dedication to cost transparency, SCN is a powerful solution to the rising, unpredictable costs challenging healthcare today."

Self-insured employers, providers, TPAs and case managers interested in learning more about how a partnership with SCN will benefit your organization should visit www.SurgeryCenterNetwork.com.

About Surgery Center Network
Surgery Center Network (SCN), hosted at www.SurgeryCenterNetwork.com, features an established network of ASCs. By accessing the network, users can perform surgery cost comparisons, receive surgery education and outcomes data, and conduct searches to locate and evaluate ASCs in their neighborhood or throughout the country. Surgery centers joining the SCN network receive significant benefits, including a comprehensive listing and direct link to their website, and increased exposure to self-funded group health, work-related and cash-paying patients. Sister company Surgical Notes (www.surgicalnotes.com) has been an industry-leading provider of medical transcription, coding and other value-added information services for ambulatory surgical centers for more than 15 years.

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