Transforming Surgical Care

Drive Hospital Performance with A Proven Surgical Hospitalist Model

Does your hospital struggle to find a workable system for surgical call coverage? This aggravating problem is often the symptom of a deeper need: a solution for patients to receive the highest quality surgical care 24/7 AND for you to improve overall hospital performance, from patient outcomes to more efficient throughput to lower costs.

Surgical Affiliates Management Group is the answer.

Surgical Affiliates is the only surgical hospitalist company with an integrated program that not only provides consistent, quality-driven surgical services 24/7, but that also has proven, published results documenting improved patient care, lower costs and reduced length of stay without increasing readmissions.

Results reported by Surgical Affiliates clients:

  • Median time to a first consult for cholecystectomies declined 45%
  • Median time to first incision declined 46%
  • Average LOS for appendectomies decreased 36.7%
  • Average LOS for cholecystectomies declined 18.9%
  • Average LOS for incision and drainage decreased 47%
  • Total hospital costs for appendectomies decreased 27.8%
  • Total hospital costs for cholecystectomies decreased 14%
  • Appendectomies performed increased 15.8%
  • Cholecystectomies performed increased 29.8%
  • Readmission rate for cholecystectomies decreased 69.6%
  • For all patients, CMI increased 21.4%
  • For all acute care surgical patients, the complications rate decreased 72.4%
  • For all acute care surgical patients, the average LOS days decreased 12.3%
  • Average LOS for the top five ED surgical procedures decreased 40.4%
  • Laparotomy outcomes from in-hospital morbidity declined 49%
  • Cholecystectomy in-hospital morbidity declined 83%
  • The thirty-day readmission rate for cholecystectomies decreased 66%

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Surgical Affiliates Management Group's Dr. Leon Owens and Dr. Lynette Scherer co-author article for July 2014 issue of Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

The July issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Surgeons features an article co-authored by Surgical Affiliates Management Group's Dr. Leon Owens and Dr. Lynette Scherer entitled "Sustainability and Success of the Acute Care Surgery Model in the Nontrauma Setting."

The study, the first with five year results, shows that collaborative efforts can produce significant improvements in patient care at a lower cost.


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The great thing about Surgical Affiliates is not only their clinical quality, but they strive to work collaboratively with administration. You would be hard pressed to find a better medical group!

— Brian Ivie, President, Mercy San Juan Medical Center

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