Surgical Hospitalist Movement News

Surgical Affiliates featured in Crain’s Detroit Business Health Care News

By Anisa Jibrell

McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac is outsourcing its acute care and trauma surgical services to respond to patients in a more timely fashion.

The hospital is contracting with Sacramento, Calif.-based Surgical Affiliates, which will provide acute care and trauma surgeons on duty and on site 24/7.

The deal increases the number of …

Surgical Affiliates Announces Partnership with McLaren Oakland Hospital to Enhance and Expand Emergency Surgical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018/PRNewswire/ — Surgical Affiliates, a leading provider of emergency in-house trauma, orthopedic, neurosurgery, and general surgical services for hospital systems, announces its partnership with McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI, today. This partnership will enhance patient care in providing 24/7 acute care and trauma surgical services at McLaren Oakland, a Level …

Surgical Affiliates and Kern Medical Announce Partnership to Enhance Emergency Surgical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 15th, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Surgical Affiliates, a leading provider of in-house emergency surgical services for hospitals and healthcare systems, and Kern Medical of Bakersfield, Calif., a Level II Trauma Center, have announced their partnership to enhance patient care in providing 24/7 acute care and trauma surgical services.

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Surgical Affiliates Announces Partnership with Two Hospitals in the Christus Spohn Health System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Surgical Affiliates, a leading provider of emergency in-house trauma, orthopedic, neurosurgery, and general surgical services for hospital systems, has announced its partnership with two hospitals in the Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The partnership will enhance emergency orthopedic services at both Christus Spohn Hospital …

Surgical Affiliates Announces Partnership with HCA Regional Medical Center of San Jose

In a press release published March 5, Surgical Affiliates announced a new partnership with the Regional Medical Center of San Jose, an HCA-affiliated hospital and level II trauma center, to enhance care and expand surgical services.

Benefits of Regional’s Partnership with Surgical Affiliates

Regional Medical Center of San Jose and HCA is one …

Surgical Affiliates Announces Partnership with McLaren Northern Michigan

Benefits of McLaren’s Partnership with Surgical Affiliates

In a press release published April 30, Surgical Affiliates announced a new partnership with McLaren Northern Michigan , expanding McLaren’s surgical services in the Midwest region of the United States.

McLaren Northern Michigan is a 202-bed, regional referral center located in Petoskey, MI, designated to provide the residents …

Surgical Affiliates Helps St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Achieve Healthgrades’ Excellence Award in General Surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif., [June 28, 2018] — Surgical Affiliates, a leading provider of emergency in-house trauma, orthopedic, neurosurgery, and general surgical programs, announced today that their 24-hour surgical program has helped affiliated hospital, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH), achieve the Clinical Excellence Award in General Surgery from Healthgrades, which ranks the affiliated hospital as performing in …

Surgical Affiliates Announces CEO Transition

Sacramento CA–Surgical Affiliates, a leading surgical hospitalist company, today announced that Dr. Leon J. Owens, M.D., FACS, founder will transition from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to Executive Chairman of the Board. Dr. Lynette Scherer, M.D., FACS, Chief Medical Officer will step into the role of CEO. Dr. Owens will continue to focus on sustainable …

Tips on Creating Effective Physician Assistant Programs

By Thomas Robb, DO

As Trauma Director and Chair of Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Newburgh, New York, I have seen the rapid growth of physician assistants [PAs] in surgery first-hand, and can say that my daily life has been greatly improved by working with a PA team.

As surgeons, we need to adapt …

A Physician Assistant Brings Value to the Surgical Team

PAs are nationally certified, state-licensed medical professionals who practice on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers, including surgicalists. Although they are not licensed to perform surgery, PAs may assist surgeons in surgical procedures. They always work under the supervision of the surgeon. The core of a PA’s training is collaborative, team-based care*—which fits …