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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 with a PA team.

As surgeons, we need to adapt …

PAs Bring Value to the Surgical Team

PAs are nationally certified, state-licensed medical professionals who practice on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers, including surgicalists. Although they are not licensed to perform surgery, PAs may assist surgeons in surgical procedures. They always work under the supervision of the surgeon. The core of a PA’s training is collaborative, team-based care*—which fits perfectly …

Recruitment Initiative for Surgical Affiliates Management Group Highlights Growing Demand for Physician Assistants in Acute Care Surgery

Surgical PAs now fastest-growing specialty segment for profession 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – October 6, 2016 – Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading acute care surgery providers and an exhibitor at this week’s California Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) conference in Palm Springs, summarizes the top five reasons to consider a …

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Sacramento medical group puts hospitalists into operating room

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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 runs 25 programs in 12 locations — including six in the Sacramento …

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 and efficiency in every service line. The area of emergency …

Surgical Affiliates Management Group Helps Hospital Earn Top Trauma Verification … Again

The Case Study, Surgical Affiliates Management Group Helps Hospital Earn Top Trauma Verification … Again, can be access by clicking the Download link below. The Case Study is in PDF format.

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Surgical Affiliates Management Group Names New Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–July 28, 2016–Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company, announced today that it has appointed Pamela Mehta, MD, to the newly
created position of Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. In her new role, Dr. Mehta will lead the company’s orthopedic service line.

“Pamela is an exceptionally accomplished leader, and we are excited to …

Alleviating surgical deserts: One way to bring surgeons to rural America.

Becker’s Hospital Review – May 11, 2016

Surgery programs are an integral part of most hospitals, but one type of hospital is struggling to build and maintain them — rural hospitals.

Hundreds of rural counties in the U.S. have no access to a local surgeon, a phenomenon known as “surgical deserts,” according to Leon Owens, …

Off the Beaten Track: A Road Map for Expanding Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals

The Case Study, Off the Beaten Track: A Road Map for Expanding Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals, can be access by clicking the Download link below. The Case Study is in PDF format.

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Acute Care Surgery Model Boosts Clinical Outcomes, Lowers Costs

Hospital Impact – April 14, 2016

by Leon Owens

Finding a general surgeon to be on-call for the emergency department (ED) is becoming increasingly difficult. A 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey found that 75 percent of EDs had inadequate surgical call coverage, and estimates are that it is only going to get worse with …