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

NorthBay Medical Center, a 132-bed acute-care hospital in Fairfield, Calif., was recently lauded in Modern Healthcare for bucking a national trend: increasing its margins and operating success without affiliating or selling to a larger system. Operating margins improved from negative 2.1 percent in 2011, to .2 percent in 2012 and 6.3 percent in 2013. That article cites their key to this achievement as the hospital’s ability to keep its patients in Solano County for specialty services.

One compelling example of the success of this strategy is the hospital’s partnership with Surgical Affiliates Management Group, the leading surgical hospitalist organization in the United States, to create a solution to the challenge faced by many hospitals: consistent surgical coverage, 24/7.

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