Surgical Affiliates in the Media

Tips on Creating an Effective Physician Assistant Program

By Thomas Robb, DO As Trauma Director and Chair of Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Newburgh, New York, I have seen the rapid growth of physician assistants [PAs] in surgery first-hand, and can say that my daily life has been greatly improved by working...

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Sacramento medical group puts hospitalists into operating room

A growing Sacramento company takes a booming new medical specialty — hospitalists — into the operating room. Surgical Affiliates Management Group provides trauma, emergency room and orthopedic specialists who perform acute care surgeries as needed around the clock. Founded in 1996, Surgical Affiliates is one of the first surgical hospitalist companies in the nation. It now...

Achieving hospital/physician alignment and standardised care for emergency surgery: The new model for acute care surgery

Hospitals today must find ways to build hospital/physician alignment throughout the facility in order to achieve the goal of quality care, standardised according to best practices. The pressures of pay for performance, accountable care and population health management demand that hospitals optimise their clinical services...