About Us

The Surgery Center of Cullman opened in December of 2006.  The Surgery Center was formed by a group of local physicians in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates.  This group of physicians believed that by creating an outpatient surgery center they could serve the community of Cullman better by being able to give a safe, affordable and convenient alternative to overnight hospitalization for many types of surgical services.

Our Medical Executive Committee and Governing Body meets quarterly to provide review of Performance Improvement activities, Patient Safety activities, Risk Management activities, Patient Satisfaction activities and other outcomes related to the facility.  We maintain the standards set forth by the licensure division of the State of Alabama and the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Surgery Division.  We are subject to unannounced surveys by the state department and undergo a rigorous survey every three years by AAAHC.  The Surgery Center of Cullman does very little media advertising and works diligently to build its business on the basis of patient, visitor, and physician satisfaction.  Teammates recognize the patients, visitors and physicians as customers and treat them with courtesy and respect and provide them with a quality experience.

Our highly trained staff provides extraordinary medical care with a strong sense of personal commitment to ensure each patient’s needs are met without exception.

Our Leadership Team

Administrator: Lori S. Bates, CASC
Medical Director:  William E. Smith, Jr., MD
Director of Nursing: Connie Crook, RN
Business Office Coordinator: Heather Partain

To care for our patients, serve our physicians, and improve healthcare in America.

Our Values

Clinical Quality We are committed to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes. 
Integrity We do what is right, no matter how difficult, without exception.  We say what we mean, and we do what we say. 
Service Excellence We seek to exceed the expectations of patients, physicians and each other in everything we do. 
Teamwork We work together, helping and supporting one another to make our Centers, Departments and all of SCA successful. 
Accountability We take complete, personal responsibility for our actions and commitments. 
Continuous Improvement We seek to relentlessly improve our performance in every area – clinical, operational, and financial – constantly   pushing ourselves to new heights.