Surgical Affiliates surgicalist programs are meeting a significant need in hospitals across the nation with an advanced acute care surgical model. Our model delivers the highest level of 24/7 trauma and emergency general surgical care to patients. The core focus of our surgicalist programs is to help hospitals close critical gaps in emergency surgical care. In addition, the comprehensive practice management support we provide to our hospital partners is an intrinsic part of our acute care surgical model that continuously drives quality improvements and operational efficiency – impacting the entire organization.
Local Medical Director
Each of our surgicalist programs is supported and led by a local medical director focused on maintaining high-quality standards and efficient clinic operations – alleviating administrative duties from the surgical team and allowing surgeons to focus more of their time on patient care. Highly credentialed surgeons with strong leadership experience, our local medical directors play an important role in facilitating quality improvements at every level of the program. Surgical Affiliates medical directors also receive administrative and management support from our practice management team, comprised of experienced trauma and critical care nurse managers, nationally recognized surgeon leaders, and healthcare executives.
Our local medical directors and practice management team continuously work to identify opportunities to enhance program performance and improve patient care. Local medical directors are actively engaged in ensuring the highest level of operational efficiency and quality through ongoing activities such as:
Our hospital partners benefit from our unrelenting focus on quality management – leading to improved outcomes for patients and a “halo effect” that often results in elevated performance in multiple departments throughout the organization. Because providing the highest quality of patient care is central to our mission, Surgical Affiliates leverages our expertise in developing and managing trauma center performance improvement programs as required by the American College of Surgeons.