Close gaps in your
emergency surgical care

A shortage of on-call surgeons and rising demand for emergency services across the U.S. are posing severe challenges to our hospitals.

Surgical Affiliates’ scalable Partner Programs are improving patient care and outcomes by helping hospitals close gaps in emergency surgical care. Our local board-certified surgeons and dedicated support team deliver 24/7 emergency surgery care and our surgeons have no competing duties while on service. As a result, emergency patients at our partner hospitals undergo surgery without delays. This leads to better outcomes for patients and improved performance for hospitals.

Does your hospital have 24/7 onsite ER coverage?

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:

  • Integrate a standardized emergency general surgical care program
  • Eliminate costly call pay
  • Provide the level of services required to become an ACS Verified Trauma Center
  • Eliminate supply waste and workflow inefficiencies
  • Collect accurate case documentation for optimum reimbursement rates
  • Decrease care variations and optimize value-based purchasing
  • Improve surgical team morale through a better work/life balance
  • Improve operating margins and substantially grow your bottom line

Solutions to your surgical staffing challenges begin with a conversation. Let’s talk.

Peer reviewed study of surgical hospitalist program

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

A better work-life balance for physicians

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.



Patients benefit from higher quality standards

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:

  • Decreased time to consult, shorter length of stay, and time to operation
  • Reduced complications and re-admissions
  • Reduced risk of possible life-threatening errors

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.

Patients stats:

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.”

Let's have a conversation

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.