Surgical Hospitalist Movement News

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 …

SURGICAL AFFILIATES RANKS AS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES

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: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00185868.2014.906829#preview (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, …

Journal of the American College of Surgeons Publishes Five-Year Results of Pioneering Surgical Hospitalist Program

Collaboration of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc., Produces Significant Improvements in Patient Care at Lower Costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 7, 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 …

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Advice on Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care for Acute Care Surgery Presented at the Becker’s Annual Meeting

Leon Owens, M.D., Surgical Affiliates, Shares Results Achieved through Surgical Hospitalist Programs

CHICAGO, IL—May 19, 2014—With most hospitals struggling to provide consistent surgical on call coverage, patient safety and quality of care can be threatened. However, a comprehensive surgical hospitalist program can not only improve safety and outcomes, but can boost results throughout the …