Category: Acute Care Surgery

Acute Care Surgery, Patient Safety, Press Releases, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgicalist Programs

Surgical Affiliates’ Partnership with Kern Medical Conveys Key Benefits of Our Surgical Hospitalist Programs

Surgical Affiliates has established a new partnership with Kern Medical, a Level II trauma center in Bakersfield, California, to enhance patient care in providing 24/7 acute care and trauma surgical services. The new partnership supports Kern Medical’s commitment to providing the highest quality of emergency surgical services – as the only trauma center serving patients …

Acute Care Surgery, Patient Safety, Surgical Hospitalist Program

ACS Trauma Center Verification – Why It’s Beneficial and How Surgical Affiliates Can Help

Surgical Affiliates – a national leader in establishing high-quality trauma and acute care surgical hospitalist programs – offers our hospital partners unequaled knowledge and expertise in acquiring and maintaining ACS trauma center verification. This distinctive, enhanced level of verification extends beyond state verification requirements in providing hospitals with evidence-based protocols that significantly elevate the standard …

Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Hospitalist Program

The Acute Care Surgery Program Impact Calculator Provides a Preview of Potential ROI Impact for Your Hospital

As hospitals nationwide face the ongoing challenge of managing costs while achieving improved quality outcomes, those best positioned for success in this competitive healthcare environment will give increased focus to patient safety, quality, and cost in providing value-based care. The Surgical Affiliates Surgical Hospitalist Program provides hospitals with a powerful acute care surgery model …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgicalist Programs

The Surgical Affiliates Adoption Strategy

Learn about how today’s leading hospitals are working with Surgical Affiliates to implement 24/7 emergency surgical care. As well as how these hospitals address the fears many local surgeons have about the program’s impact on surgical volume and team structure.

To overcome the challenges inherent in standard surgical care models, hospitals require systematic approaches …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Acute Care Surgical Programs: Expanding Surgical Care

As hospitals continue to deal with pay-for-performance, accountable care and population health management, it’s vitally important for them to consider how emergency surgery services are delivered and how it impacts their success.

One new resource on this topic is an article I recently wrote for the inaugural issue of Management in Healthcare, a new …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Acute Care Surgery: A New Career Path

In this, my last blog in a series about the Acute Care Surgery model, let’s review the benefits for general surgeons.

For surgeons who may not want to start a private practice or who may be looking for alternatives to that career path, an acute care surgery service represents a viable choice. It’s certainly challenging …

Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results

What Acute Care Surgeons Bring to Hospitals, Patients and Surgeons in Private Practice

In my last blog, I talked about the Acute Care Surgery space, highlighting where it is headed, specifically as we seek to attract new surgeons to the profession.

But in an era of surgical shortages, where millions of Americans don’t have ready access to a good surgeon, getting new physicians to join the profession …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Acute Care Surgeons are on the Rise

Whether it’s a collision or an emergency appendectomy, acute care surgeons, take care of the sickest patients in the hospital. We are hospital-based surgeons who, as part of a dedicated and collaborative team, provide care to patients during their most critical times of need, 24/7.

Because we are highly trained and are at the ready …

ACHE Conference, Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program

News from ACHE: Rural Communities Environments No Longer Need to Be Off the Beaten Track for Surgical Care

Amador_PhotoMillions of Americans don’t have access to a qualified surgeon in the event of a trauma related medical emergency—a problem that is especially acute in rural areas. Recently, Anne Platt, FACHE and CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital, and I made a presentation at the American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership on …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Data Shows the Acute Care Surgery Model Improves General Emergency Surgery Outcomes

samg_docs-patientOur Acute Care Surgery Model (also referred to as surgical hospitalist or surgicalist programs) delivers a programmatic approach to general emergency surgery providing access to high quality emergency surgical care 24/7. By applying the acute care surgery model, which applies disciplines in trauma surgery to general surgery, we are able to achieve consistent, evidence-based care …