Surgicalists: The Cutting Edge

Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results, Surgicalist Programs

What is a Surgicalist?

A surgicalist is a highly trained, board-certified surgeon who provides emergency surgical care within a dedicated hospital setting – the foundation of a surgical hospitalist program. A surgicalist career path affords talented surgeons the chance to design
the life they want.

The surgical hospitalist movement has ushered in a new and exciting era for surgeons …

Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Hospitalist Program

The Acute Care Surgery Program Impact Calculator Provides a Preview of Potential ROI Impact for Your Hospital

As hospitals nationwide face the ongoing challenge of managing costs while achieving improved quality outcomes, those best positioned for success in this competitive healthcare environment will give increased focus to patient safety, quality, and cost in providing value-based care. The Surgical Affiliates Surgical Hospitalist Program provides hospitals with a powerful acute care surgery model …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgicalist Programs

The Surgical Affiliates Adoption Strategy

Learn about how today’s leading hospitals are working with Surgical Affiliates to implement 24/7 emergency surgical care. As well as how these hospitals address the fears many local surgeons have about the program’s impact on surgical volume and team structure.

To overcome the challenges inherent in standard surgical care models, hospitals require systematic approaches …


Orthopedic Injuries: Clinical Considerations for the Trauma Surgeon

In this interview of the Behind the Knife Podcast, Lynette Scherer MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Surgical Affiliates, provides her take on important considerations for trauma surgeons, including early intervention, medication management, and communication among the surgical team. This podcast interview was conducted following Dr. Scherer’s talk, titled “Broken Bones –


How an Orthopedics Surgical Program Adds New Dimensions to the Hospital Setting

The pain associated with shattered bone, a sports injury, or a fractured hip can be frightening. Especially for those patients who find that treatment at their local hospital means waiting until an orthopedic surgeon can arrive. This delayed treatment is all too common across America and can substantially impact community trust while adversely impacting the …


What Happens When Neurosurgeons Don’t Answer Their Phone?

In the United States, approximately 1.7 million patients per year sustain traumatic brain injury.1,2 Estimates from the CDC suggest that roughly 52,000 deaths are attributable to traumatic brain injury nationwide.3 Some of these patients require immediate neurosurgical intervention to survive, such as when a patient requires removal of an enlarging hematoma from around …