Surgical Hospitalist Movement News

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 of …

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 perfectly …

Recruitment Initiative for Surgical Affiliates Management Group Highlights Growing Demand for Physician Assistants in Acute Care Surgery

Surgical PAs now fastest-growing specialty segment for profession 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – October 6, 2016 – Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading acute care surgery providers and an exhibitor at this week’s California Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) conference in Palm Springs, summarizes the top five reasons to consider a career …


Sacramento Medical Group Puts Hospitalists Into Operating Room


A growing Sacramento company takes a booming new medical specialty — hospitalists — into the operating room.

Surgical Affiliates Management Group provides trauma, emergency room and orthopedic specialists who perform acute care surgeries as needed around the clock.

Founded in 1996, Surgical Affiliates is one of the first surgical hospitalist companies in the nation. It …

Achieving hospital/physician alignment and standardized care for emergency surgery: The new model for acute care surgery

Hospitals today must find ways to build hospital/physician alignment throughout the facility in order to achieve the goal of quality care, standardised according to best practices. The pressures of pay for performance, accountable care and population health management demand that hospitals optimise their clinical services and efficiency in every service line. The area of emergency …

Surgical Affiliates Management Group Helps Hospital Earn Top Trauma Verification…Again

The Case Study, Surgical Affiliates Management Group Helps Hospital Earn Top Trauma Verification … Again, can be access by clicking the Download link below. The Case Study is in PDF format.

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