With our evidence-based Surgical Partner Program, your hospital has a surgeon and team onsite 24/7 to provide immediate care for emergency patients. Unlike locum tenens physicians, who fill staffing gaps on a temporary basis, Surgical Affiliates provides a long-term, high-quality, local solution inside your hospital.
Our partner hospitals across the nation report increased patient throughput, improved efficiency, and fewer ER hurdles. Surgical Affiliates’ comprehensive, self-managed Surgical Programs also help hospitals:
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A five-year study of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, published in the
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, shows across-the-board
improvements with the help of Surgical Affiliates. Results include:
Overall complications down by 43%
Length of stay dropped from 6.5 to 5.7 days
Nearly $2 million per year savings
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Average Annual ER Visits
Surgical Affiliates helps alleviate physician burnout. Our Surgical Hospitalist program supports a predictable, full or part-time scheduling alternative that allows surgeons to focus their efforts where they choose. The result: improved hospital workflow efficiencies and better patient outcomes—for both elective and acute care surgical teams.
Nearly 2/3 of US physicians report feeling burned out (42%) depressed (15%) or both (14%).
To alleviate burnout, 56% of the physicians responding to the survey suggested fewer bureaucratic tasks and 39% suggested working fewer hours.
51% of physicians reported experiencing frequent or constant feelings of burnout in 2017, up from 40% in 2013.
“The data published in the JACS (Journal of the American College of Surgeons) study demonstrates that our collaboration with Dr. Owens and his team at Surgical Affiliates is achieving our goals. The outcomes, both clinical and financial, have been quite amazing. We are most proud about sustaining these results and taking this model from just patching the tire to getting a whole new tire that never has to be repaired again.”
“Since becoming a part of the Surgical Affiliates team, I only worry about taking care of my patients. I’m relieved of all the business side of running a practice and now have the priceless gift of being able to focus on being a surgeon, with a quality of life I could never have had in private practice.”
“We had a case of angioedema in the ED that went south pretty quickly. Dr. Nichols arrived in the blink of an eye and was cool as a cucumber when it came to performing an ED tracheotomy. Thankfully, this was able to be done in the OR, as Dr. Kramer had stabilized the patient to the point where he could be safely transported to the OR for a proper OR emergent tracheotomy. This is a shining example of an entire hospital system coming together smoothly and quickly in a critical situation, which to me doesn’t seem to get enough attention at times.”
“The program was helpful to stabilize surgical service and we were able to improve quality of care, decrease the length of stay and decrease the cost of caring for our patient population. In fact, that’s the real value of this program. We have been able to move patients through the system in a more efficient, timely way and achieve higher quality outcomes at the same time.”
We believe every emergency patient deserves the highest possible level of care. Surgical Affiliates’ local surgical partners are guided by the high-quality, standardized care protocols of our surgical hospitalist programs.
Surgical Affiliates manages the business side of the surgical practice, freeing our physicians to focus on delivering the highest quality of patient care. Patients benefit from:
To further ensure quality care and increased efficiencies, a dedicated local medical director oversees your surgical hospitalist program and serves as a responsive resource for your staff and administration.
Number of ED visits that result in admission to critical care each year: 2.1 million.
Traumatic injuries are responsible for 59% of all deaths for people aged 1–44 years in the US per data from the Center for Disease Control.
Average time patients with broken bones wait for pain medication after arriving in the ED: 54 minutes.
A study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, showed that on average, delayed-surgery patients stayed in hospital after their operation 1.1 days longer and cost the hospital $1,409 more than patients who did not have to wait.
Average time spent waiting in the ED before seeing a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant: 24 minutes.
*Data for points are from the CDC “National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables 1, 4, 14, 24.” http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/emergency-department.html
If you're a hospital planning to reorganize your facility's surgical coverage, or a surgeon seeking the work-life balance our acute care surgery programs deliver, we’d love to hear from you.