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Beyond Surgical Call Coverage – Reaping the Benefits of a Surgical Hospitalist Program

hfm magazine – June 2015

At Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, where the study was carried out, researchers found that having four general surgeons dedicated to the emergency service—rather than having community-based surgeons rotate call—produced similar mortality rates but fewer complications and readmissions.

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Transformational Hospital/Physician Collaboration Prepares to Strike Twice

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Firm Expands, Helps Hospitals Save Money

Sacramento Business Journal – April 10, 2015

A Sacramento company that puts trauma specialists in hospitals to provide surgical care around the clock is attracting notice across the country.

Surgical Affiliates Management Group just signed a contract with Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in New York state and is in negotiations with hospitals in Washington, Arkansas …

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Case Study to be Presented by Surgical Affiliates’ CEO, Leon Owens, M.D. at American Association for Physician Leadership Annual (AAPL) Meeting

Enhanced Online News – April 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA – In a presentation entitled “Understanding the Value Proposition and Return on Investment a Surgical Hospitalist Program Brings to Hospitals,” at the American Association for Physician Leadership 2015 Annual Meeting & Spring Institute, Leon Owens, M.D. FACS, will share insights and results of how a surgical …

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Sacramento Nurse Supports Hospitalist Approach To Health Care

CBSLocal Sacramento – March 16,2015

Robynn Gough Smith, RN, B.S.N., MSc is the chief administrative officer for Surgical Affiliates Management Group headquartered in downtown Sacramento. Truly a hometown gal, Smith’s past includes having attended both high school and college here and also having worked at UC Davis, Mercy and Sutter hospitals.

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California Hospital Boosts Operating Margins With Hospitalist Partnership

FierceHealthFinance – March 3, 2015

In an era of cutbacks and bad financial news for hospitals, one provider has increased its operating margins from negative in 2011 to more than 6 percent in 2013, according to a new case study.

Fairfield, California’s North Bay Medical Center increased its operating margins from negative 2.1 percent four …

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Oncology, Surgical Hospitalists Most Common as Subspecialties Gain Followers

The Hospitalist – December 16, 2014

The recent rise of specialty hospitalists, particularly in the surgery and oncology fields, has benefitted hospitals and patients alike. Consider the growing ranks of oncology hospitalists, a small but quickly expanding HM specialty that has applied hospitalist principles to inpatient cancer and end-of-life care.

One such program at M.D. …

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Surgical Hospitalist Program Helps Hospital Buck the Trend and Increase Margins and Operating Success

Enhanced Online News – March 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif – Bucking a national trend of hospitals struggling financially, NorthBay Medical Center’s operating margins climbed from negative 2.1 percent in 2011 to 6.3 percent in 2013—an accomplishment lauded in Modern Healthcare1 last year, which cited the key to the hospital’s success as its ability to keep …

NorthBay Hospital Continues to Buck the Trend with Outstanding Results from Surgical Hospitalist Program

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Education Unplugged: In Defense of Paper

Emergency Physicians Monthly – December 10, 2014

Smartphone apps have found their way squarely into medical practice, helping doctors communicate with one another, monitor patients’ vitals and look up medical conditions and treatments. In fact, according to the British Medical Journal, there are close to 100,000 health-related apps for smartphones, between iOS and Android.

If …