Surgicalists: The Cutting Edge

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 …

Surgicalist Programs

Top 5 Reasons to Launch a Surgicalist Program at Your Hospital

The importance of on-call surgeons for management of emergency care cases is undeniable; however, the sole dependence upon the on-call approach in today’s care setting is quickly becoming unreliable. Increased on-call burdens, irregular and hectic workloads, and decreased work-life balance have contributed to the surgeon shortages observed in many hospitals today. A Surgicalist approach is …

Surgicalist Programs

Why Surgicalist Programs Are the Future of Emergency Acute Care

There is a growing trend among practicing surgeons to seek a greater work-life balance, and many surgeons are moving away from private practice to avoid the strenuous and stressful regimen of constantly being on-call. This, along with uncompensated care, declining reimbursement, and liability issues, are contributing to an unprecedented shortage of on-call surgeons performing emergency …