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A five-year association with a non-trauma tertiary hospital procedure produced results published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, read more.
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NorthBay Medical Center was lauded in Modern Healthcare for bucking a national trend: increasing its margins and operating success without affiliating or selling to a larger system.
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Case Study Highlights Solutions for Other Hospitals
The Level II trauma center of Mercy San Juan Medical Center, located in Carmichael, California, was created by a team of trauma experts led by Dr. Leon J. Owens. It was so notable that the certification team from the American College of Surgeons commented that they had never seen a hospital be so successful in going from almost no trauma patients, to providing excellent Level II Trauma Center care. As a result of this innovative surgical hospitalist program, the trauma center has proven to be a driver of success for the hospital since its opening. The trauma center volume has increased from 750 trauma patients in 2001, to nearly 2,000 patients in 2014. Additionally, the hospital has increased the number of patient transfers per year from 55 in 2011, to more than 250 transfers in 2014.
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For a rural hospital, Surgical Affiliates provided the emergency surgery coverage with surgeons present 24/7. The number of surgeries performed increased by more than 400%, and the program was expanded to include orthopedic as well as general surgery.
Surgical Affiliates’ five-year-old general surgery program continued to produce enhanced results in patient care, throughput, reduced length of stay, and lower costs. Based on this success, an orthopedic program was initiated and positively embraced by the hospital’s orthopedic surgeons.
A flagship hospital developed its trauma center with Surgical Affiliates; according to the American College of Surgeons, it was the first new program ever evaluated that received no notices of any deficiencies.
A community hospital found that its outsourced ER vendor could not deliver and integrate both trauma services and emergency general surgery services. Surgical Affiliates was brought in to achieve this integration, with outstanding results across multiple service lines and hospital departments.
When the medical group serving a large metropolitan hospital left, Surgical Affiliates set up a general surgery program in just three months.