Surgical Hospitalist Movement News

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

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Surgical Affiliates Management Group Names New Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–July 28, 2016–Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company, announced today that it has appointed Pamela Mehta, MD, to the newly
created position of Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. In her new role, Dr. Mehta will lead the company’s orthopedic service line.

“Pamela is an exceptionally accomplished leader, and we are excited to …

Alleviating surgical deserts: One way to bring surgeons to rural America.

Becker’s Hospital Review – May 11, 2016

Surgery programs are an integral part of most hospitals, but one type of hospital is struggling to build and maintain them — rural hospitals.

Hundreds of rural counties in the U.S. have no access to a local surgeon, a phenomenon known as “surgical deserts,” according to Leon Owens, …

Off the Beaten Track: A Road Map for Expanding Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals

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Acute Care Surgery Model Boosts Clinical Outcomes, Lowers Costs

Hospital Impact – April 14, 2016

by Leon Owens

Finding a general surgeon to be on-call for the emergency department (ED) is becoming increasingly difficult. A 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey found that 75 percent of EDs had inadequate surgical call coverage, and estimates are that it is only going to get worse …

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Annual Congress to Feature Presentation on Improving Surgical Care for Rural Hospitals

Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital, and Leon Owens, M.D., Surgical Affiliates, Share a Road Map for Improving Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals

CHICAGO, IL—March 7, 2016 — “Off the Beaten Track: Improving Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals,” will be presented by Anne Platt, FACHE and CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital, and Leon …

Surgical Affiliates Management Group Helps Hospital Earn Top Level 2 Trauma Verification Again

Mercy San Juan Medical Center Receives American College of Surgeons Trauma Reverification Under New “Orange Book” Guidelines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – With the guidance and leadership of Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a 370-bed facility in Carmichael, California, has successfully undergone the rigorous criteria of the American College …

Readying Your Surgical Services for Population Health

Population Health News – NOVEMBER 2015

by Leon J. Owens, M.D., FACS

When preparing for the challenge of population health management, hospitals may overlook the impact of their emergency surgery services; however, it is critically important that administrators and clinicians take a hard look at what’s going on in the surgical suite. There is a …

Surgical Affiliates Management Group Enters Agreement to Provide Surgical Hospitalist Services for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Hudson Valley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company with proven results, announced that it has signed an agreement to provide surgical hospitalist services for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) in New York, a new market for the company. Located in the rural Hudson Valley region approximately 50 …