Surgical Hospitalist Movement News

Who is That Masked Man (or Woman)? – 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 …

Surgical Affiliates Management Group Expands Presence and Services, Increases Staff and Unveils New Look

Enhanced Online News – September 3, 2014

Hospitals’ Increased Need for Surgical Call Coverage That Also Improves Hospital Performance Drives Growth for Leading Surgicalist Organization

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The growing demand for solutions to covering emergent surgery needs and to improve clinical and financial results in hospitals across the U.S. is driving significant growth …


Sacramento Business Journal – August 29, 2014

Surgical Affiliates has made the “Fastest-Growing Companies” list from the Sacramento Business Journal, coming in at number seventeen on the list. To qualify for inclusion on the list, companies must have operated for at least nine months in 2011 and had revenue of at least $200,00 that year. …

Acute-Care Surgery Hospitalists: Coming to a Medical Center Near You?

The Hospitalist’s newsletter The E-wire – August 27, 2014

Emergency surgical model linked with efficiencies in patient care, costs

A surgical hospitalist program that’s been shown to improve clinical outcomes and reduce inpatient length of stay (LOS) in a non-trauma setting is replicable across the country, says the author of a recent study.

Published in …

Optimizing the OR: A Bottom-Up Approach

Hospital Topics – June 13, 2014

Authors: Katrina Sohrakoff, Carrie Westlake, Elizabeth Key, Elizabeth Barth, Joseph Antognini & Vincent Johnson

The article investigates operating room (OR) optimization and is available online at: (The full-text of the article is available to registered members, and non-members can see a preview of the article or purchase it.)…

Journal Of The American College Of Surgeons Publishes Five-Year Results Of Pioneering Surgical Hospitalist Program

News-Line for Healthcare Providers – July 31, 2014

A collaborative surgical hospitalist program can improve patient outcomes, reduce length of stay, and lower costs, sustaining these results over a five year period of time, according to an article published in the issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

“We wanted to ensure …

Pioneer Surgical Hospitalist Program Improves Care

Sacramento Business Journal – July 9, 2014

A Sacramento-based program that uses trauma and emergency care specialists to perform acute-care surgeries as needed while patients are in the hospital improves patient outcomes, reduces length of stay and cuts costs, a new medical journal study shows.

The study by doctors at Sacramento-based Surgical Affiliates looked at …

Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review – July 7, 2014

Emergency Surgery Outsourcing May Improve More Than Just Coverage, Study Finds Outsourcing surgery relieves burdens on staff physicians and even improves key metrics like costs, length of stay complications, one new study finds.

When Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Medical Center’s general surgery department was regularly overwhelmed by patient capacity, …

Surgical Affiliates Management Group’s Dr. Leon Owens and Dr. Lynette Scherer co-author article for July 2014 issue of Journal of the American College of Surgeons

The July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons features an article investigating the use of an acute care surgery model, co-authored by Surgical Affiliates Management Group’s Dr. Leon Owens and Dr. Lynette Scherer. Entitled “Sustainability and Success of the Acute Care Surgery Model in the Nontrauma Setting,” the study, …