SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company with proven results, today announced the launch of a new acute care orthopedic surgicalist services program at Memorial Hospital Los Banos (MHLB), part of the Sutter Health network. Located in the rural San Joaquin Valley of Central California approximately 60 miles south east of San Jose, MHLB is a 44-bed facility providing acute care and is the only full-service hospital serving Los Banos and the surrounding geographic areas. With the opening of this new program, residents will now have access 24/7 to acute orthopedic surgical care in their own backyard.
“Surgical Affiliates is already successfully partnering with Los Banos in the hospital’s acute general surgery program, so it made sense for us to bring in a complementary orthopedic surgical team,” said Leon J. Owens, MD, FACS, CEO of Surgical Affiliates Management Group. “We have implemented these orthopedic surgicalist programs in hospitals in busy metropolitan areas and in rural locations, where the challenge of getting consistent orthopedic surgical coverage is especially difficult. This program is a long-term, sustainable approach to meeting orthopedic surgery needs in the community and ensuring consistent coverage for patients needing emergency orthopedic care.”
The goal for the acute orthopedic surgery program is to have a team of orthopedic surgeons, who are focused on providing care in the community 24/7, both to patients inside the hospital, as well as those who arrive in the Emergency Department needing orthopedic care.
“Our acute orthopedic program is a great partnership that will help create a long-term, sustainable approach for meeting orthopedic surgery needs in the community and ensure consistent coverage for those patients needing emergency orthopedic care,” said Pamela Mehta, MD, Surgical Affiliates’ Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. “Up until now, community residents who have found themselves in need of urgent orthopedic care would have to find that care outside the community. Now, they will be able to have their care and procedures done right here at their local hospital.”
In addition to Dr. Mehta, the local physician team for this new program includes Vincent Colin, MD, and Kerisimasi Reynolds, DO.
The Surgical Affiliates’ model is based on leadership from expert surgeons and executives, building outstanding surgical teams that follow evidence-based guidelines in care delivery and collaboration with the hospital staff to consistently improve patient care and safety. As a result, there is increased physician and patient satisfaction, improved clinical outcomes, reduced length of stay and decreased costs per case.
About Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc.
Surgical Affiliates Management Group is the first and only surgical hospitalist company with published, proven results that its programs improve patient care, lower costs, reduce readmissions and enhance hospital throughput. Surgical Affiliates’ System of Care© is a permanent solution to the challenge of providing integrated, 24/7 hospital-based surgical teams and one that raises the level of hospital performance across the board, preparing these facilities for the world of pay-for-performance and accountable care models. Surgical Affiliates provides trauma, orthopedic and acute care surgery programs in hospitals ranging from rural facilities to large community hospitals to multi-hospital systems. For more information, visit the Surgical Affiliates website at http://samgi.com.