On-duty Surgeons = Timely, High-Quality Care. Revenue. Reputation.

Years ago, private-practice surgeons from a hospital’s medical staff rotated call to handle acute and emergency surgeries. While community surgeons were typically competent and dedicated, they were also typically distracted and weary from the demands of their own private practice. Providing call also took a heavy impact on their personal/family…

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On-duty Surgeons = Timely, High-Quality Care. Revenue. Reputation.

Years ago, private-practice surgeons from a hospital’s medical staff rotated call to handle acute and emergency surgeries. While community surgeons were typically competent and dedicated, they were also typically distracted…

Can you count on your on-call general surgeons when minutes count?

Hours-long waiting times in an understaffed hospital Emergency Department affects not only patients’ clinical outcomes, but also patient satisfaction and your community reputation. What’s more, poor follow-up can make this…

Achieving the high bar of ACS trauma center verification

When patients are in life-threatening situations, they and their loved ones want only the best…and you want to be the one to deliver it. But even with a highly qualified…

On-call vs. on-duty: What’s undermining your ED surgical business?

Like too many other hospitals, you may be turning away high-revenue emergency surgical cases — to your competitors — because you can’t depend on timely, reliable coverage when minutes count.…

Cure What Ails Your Bottom Line: Inconsistent ED surgical coverage

If your facility is presenting any of the following four symptoms, it’s likely your trauma and acute-care surgery (TACS) operation is on life support. Your revenue is flat-lining and need…

Rural Hospitals Realize Major Benefits from Surgicalist Programs

Cashing in on a trifecta is a rare and major win. But, with a higher level of patient care, enhanced reputation and greater financial success, that’s what a rural hospital…

The Importance of a Surgicalist Talent Management Strategy

As a provider of surgicalist programs, SAMGI (Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc.) builds cohesive teams of high-performing, board-certified surgeons and advanced practice providers (APPs) that provide surgical care to hospitals…

NorthBay Hospital Continues to Buck the Trend with Outstanding Results from Surgical Hospitalist Program

NorthBay Medical Center, a 132-bed acute-care hospital in Fairfield, Calif., was recently lauded in Modern Healthcare for bucking a national trend: increasing its margins and operating success without affiliating or…

The value of a Surgicalist

Many of us — especially in small towns and rural areas — grew up experiencing the wait in a hospital Emergency Department, anxiously watching for the surgeon on call to…