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Pioneer Surgical Hospitalist Program Improves Care

Sacramento Business Journal – July 9, 2014

A Sacramento-based program that uses trauma and emergency care specialists to perform acute-care surgeries as needed while patients are in the hospital improves patient outcomes, reduces length of stay and cuts costs, a new medical journal study shows.

The study by doctors at Sacramento-based Surgical Affiliates looked at …

Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review – July 7, 2014

Emergency Surgery Outsourcing May Improve More Than Just Coverage, Study Finds Outsourcing surgery relieves burdens on staff physicians and even improves key metrics like costs, length of stay complications, one new study finds.

When Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Medical Center’s general surgery department was regularly overwhelmed by patient capacity, …

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 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 a collaborative surgical …

Journal of the American College of Surgeons Publishes Five-Year Results of Pioneering Surgical Hospitalist Program

Collaboration of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc., Produces Significant Improvements in Patient Care at Lower Costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 7, 2014 – A collaborative surgical hospitalist program can improve patient outcomes, reduce length of stay, and lower costs, sustaining these results over a five year period of time, according to …

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Advice on Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care for Acute Care Surgery Presented at the Becker’s Annual Meeting

Leon Owens, M.D., Surgical Affiliates, Shares Results Achieved through Surgical Hospitalist Programs

CHICAGO, IL—May 19, 2014—With most hospitals struggling to provide consistent surgical on call coverage, patient safety and quality of care can be threatened. However, a comprehensive surgical hospitalist program can not only improve safety and outcomes, but can boost results throughout the …

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Surgical Affiliates Management Group CMO, Lynette Scherer, M.D., to Present New Surgical Employment Models at 2014 Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 24, 2014 – “Surgeon Employment Models: Looking for the Pearl in the Oyster,” will be presented by Lynette A. Scherer, M.D., F.A.C.S., chief medical officer at Surgical Affiliates Management Group, at the annual meeting of the Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference, on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 a.m. …

High-Quality, Timely, Hospital-Based Care – The first true surgical hospitalist model for general surgical care in the U.S.

General surgical departments at academic medical centers are confronted by obstacles to the three traditional academic missions of education, scientific research, and the provision of high-quality care. The growing popularity of specialization has added to the problem by fragmenting the practice of general surgery. Emergency surgical care is time-intensive and associated with prolonged lengths of …

A Surgical Surge – Hospitalists Specializing in Surgery are Poised for Huge Growth

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Not On Call

The hospitalist concept, despite early resistance from admitting physicians, has become so common that many of those same doubting doctors now rely on hospitalists as a key piece of their patients’ continuum of care. In fact, it’s worked so well that some hospitals, fed up with the high costs and inefficiencies associated with call coverage, …