Category: Case Studies

Case Studies, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Expanding General Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals

In the event of a traumatic medical emergency, millions of Americans—especially in rural areas, home for more than 14% of Americans –don’t have access to qualified general surgeons. When an accident does occur, they have to travel miles and hours to find the care they need, putting their health at risk. Often ambulances will pass …

Case Studies, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Driving Hospital Success with a Level II Trauma Center

Trauma photo for MSJ BlogHospitals with trauma centers have a demonstrated commitment to providing the absolute best care possible. They do this by meeting the requirements established by the government and other authorized entities. Many take the additional step of voluntarily allowing experts from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to conduct an on-site review of the hospital to …

Case Studies, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Is Access to Specialists a Key to Improving Hospital Margins?

NBMC_photoHospitals across the U.S. are struggling financially. However, one of our partner hospitals, NorthBay Medical Center, is bucking this national trend and increasing its margins and operating success – a fact that was lauded in Modern Healthcare1 last year. The key, as cited in the article, is the hospital’s ability to keep its patients …

Case Studies, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Saving $2 Million Annually with a Collaborative Surgical Hospitalist Program

When Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) partnered with Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc. (Surgical Affiliates) on a collaborative surgical hospitalist program, the hospital achieved significant improvements in patient care and throughput efficiencies. Additionally, the hospital saw a $2 million annual cost reduction due in part to our evidenced-based, programmatic approach aimed at reducing variation in …