Category: Surgical Hospitalist Results

Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results, Surgicalist Programs

Local Surgeons Thrive with Surgical Hospitalist Programs

With hospitals across the nation struggling to keep pace with the growing demand for trauma and acute care surgery, local community surgeons are often forced to perform in multiple spheres of rigorous emergency call schedules and demanding elective practices – leading to high rates of stress and professional dissatisfaction. The Surgical Affiliates acute care surgery

Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results, Surgicalist Programs

What is a Surgicalist?

A surgicalist is a highly trained, board-certified surgeon who provides emergency surgical care within a dedicated hospital setting – the foundation of a surgical hospitalist program. A surgicalist career path affords talented surgeons the chance to design
the life they want.

The surgical hospitalist movement has ushered in a new and exciting era for surgeons …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

SMCS Named a Top 100 Hospital, Further Validating Surgical Hospitalist Program Results

Facility_SHSSR_SMCS_SGH_2009_2Recently, for the fifth time, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) was named one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Analytics. It was recognized, along with the other hospitals selected, for consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost.

For the first time, SMCS also earned …