Surgicalists: The Cutting Edge

Orthopedics

Acute Orthopedic Surgery Programs Treat the “Ouch!” of Emergency Surgery Needs

Too often, patients with broken bones or other injuries that require the services of an orthopedic surgeon arrive at the ED only to discover these specialists aren’t available. The patient must wait for treatment, or sometimes be transferred to a facility out of their local area. The result is delayed treatment, inconvenience for both patients …

Case Studies, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Expanding General Surgical Care at Rural Hospitals

In the event of a traumatic medical emergency, millions of Americans—especially in rural areas, home for more than 14% of Americans –don’t have access to qualified general surgeons. When an accident does occur, they have to travel miles and hours to find the care they need, putting their health at risk. Often ambulances will pass …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Acute Care Surgical Programs: Expanding Surgical Care

As hospitals continue to deal with pay-for-performance, accountable care and population health management, it’s vitally important for them to consider how emergency surgery services are delivered and how it impacts their success.

One new resource on this topic is an article I recently wrote for the inaugural issue of Management in Healthcare, a new …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Acute Care Surgery: A New Career Path

In this, my last blog in a series about the Acute Care Surgery model, let’s review the benefits for general surgeons.

For surgeons who may not want to start a private practice or who may be looking for alternatives to that career path, an acute care surgery service represents a viable choice. It’s certainly challenging …

Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results

What Acute Care Surgeons Bring to Hospitals, Patients and Surgeons in Private Practice

In my last blog, I talked about the Acute Care Surgery space, highlighting where it is headed, specifically as we seek to attract new surgeons to the profession.

But in an era of surgical shortages, where millions of Americans don’t have ready access to a good surgeon, getting new physicians to join the profession …

Acute Care Surgery, Quality of Care, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Surgical Hospitalist Results

Acute Care Surgeons are on the Rise

Whether it’s a collision or an emergency appendectomy, acute care surgeons, take care of the sickest patients in the hospital. We are hospital-based surgeons who, as part of a dedicated and collaborative team, provide care to patients during their most critical times of need, 24/7.

Because we are highly trained and are at the ready …