Surgical Hospitalist Movement News

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Sacramento Nurse Supports Hospitalist Approach To Health Care

CBSLocal Sacramento – March 16,2015

Robynn Gough Smith, RN, B.S.N., MSc is the chief administrative officer for Surgical Affiliates Management Group headquartered in downtown Sacramento. Truly a hometown gal, Smith’s past includes having attended both high school and college here and also having worked at UC Davis, Mercy and Sutter hospitals.

Smith was part of …

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North Bay Hospital Boosts Operating Margins With Hospitalist Partnership

FierceHealthFinance – March 3, 2015

In an era of cutbacks and bad financial news for hospitals, one provider has increased its operating margins from negative in 2011 to more than 6 percent in 2013, according to a new case study.

Fairfield, California’s North Bay Medical Center increased its operating margins from negative 2.1 percent four …

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Oncology, Surgical Hospitalists Most Common as Subspecialties Gain Followers

The Hospitalist – December 16, 2014

The recent rise of specialty hospitalists, particularly in the surgery and oncology fields, has benefitted hospitals and patients alike. Consider the growing ranks of oncology hospitalists, a small but quickly expanding HM specialty that has applied hospitalist principles to inpatient cancer and end-of-life care.

One such program at M.D. …

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Surgical Hospitalist Program Helps Northbay Medical Center Buck the Trend and Increase Margins and Operating Success

Enhanced Online News – March 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif – Bucking a national trend of hospitals struggling financially, NorthBay Medical Center’s operating margins climbed from negative 2.1 percent in 2011 to 6.3 percent in 2013—an accomplishment lauded in Modern Healthcare last year, which cited the key to the hospital’s success as its ability to keep …

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

Since implementing our surgical hospitalist program, NorthBay Medical Center has improved hospital operating margins without selling to a larger system. The Case Study, NorthBay Hospital Continues to Buck the Trend with Outstanding Results from Surgical Hospitalist Program, can be accessed by clicking the Download link below. The Case Study is in PDF format.

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Sutter Amador Hospital Launches New Orthopedic Program

TSPNTV.com – December 3, 2014

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital launched a new orthopedic program as a way to continuously improve care for patients and enhance the services it provides within the community. Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a medical group that also provides emergency surgery care at Sutter Amador Hospital, is now providing orthopedic …

How to Improve Emergency Surgery

Hospitals & Health Networks – November, 11 2014

Deploying an acute care surgery model in the non-trauma setting produces key benefits.

LYNETTE SCHERER, M.D., chief medical officer with Surgical Affiliates Management Group Inc., has been studying how to improve emergency surgery by deploying an acute care surgery model in the non-trauma setting. Scherer was co-author

The Verdict Is In: Surgical Hospitalist Programs Deliver Hospital Quality Improvement Across the Board

The Case Study, The Verdict Is In: Surgical Hospitalist Programs Deliver Improved Results Throughout the Hospital, can be access by clicking the Download link below. The Case Study is in PDF format.

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Who is That Masked Man (or Woman)?

HealthcareBusinessToday.com – October 23, 2014

The rise of the surgicalist and how this new specialization improves hospital performance

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

President and CEO of Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc.

Across the United States, hospitals and surgeons are struggling with the same challenge: providing reliable, consistent 24/7 coverage for emergency surgical care

Surgical Hospitalists Improve Outcomes, Physician Lifestyle

Healthcare Transaction Advisors (HCTA) – September 2014

In 1996, Leon Owens, MD, FACS, started to design a surgical hospitalist program to assist with hospitals’ surgical call coverage needs. Over a five year study period from 2007 through 2011, he found that this new model produced statistically significant reductions in length of stay, complication rates, and …