Surgical Affiliates Management Group Expands Presence and Services, Increases Staff and Unveils New Look
Hospitals’ Increased Need for Surgical Call Coverage That Also Improves Hospital Performance Drives Growth for Leading Surgicalist Organization
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The growing demand for solutions to covering emergent surgery needs and to improve clinical and financial results in hospitals across the U.S. is driving significant growth for Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company with proven results. The organization is expanding its geographic presence, launching new surgical services, adding staff, and rolling out a new brand identify.
“Sustainability and Success of the Acute Care Surgery Model in the Nontrauma Setting”
“Although this has been a challenging year for many companies in the healthcare sector, Surgical Affiliates is seeing a remarkable year of growth, proof that our permanent, sustainable solution for 24/7 surgical call coverage is a necessary and viable option for hospitals,” said Leon J. Owens, M.D., CEO of Surgical Affiliates. “Because our proven solution works in a broad range of hospitals, we anticipate that we will continue to be a feasible choice for current and future clients.”
With more than 15 years of demonstrated experience, Surgical Affiliates offers services in general surgery, trauma, and orthopedics. Sutter Amador Hospital, located in Jackson in California’s “Gold Country,” launched a new orthopedic surgical program with Surgical Affiliates. The program goal is to have a team of orthopedic surgeons focused on providing 24/7 orthopedic care.
Surgical Affiliates is also expanding in multiple locations, including Southern California and other states.
“Our hospital partners see Surgical Affiliates as integral to their success and as drivers of measurable improvements,” said Dr. Owens. “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.”
Another milestone for Surgical Affiliates and for the specialty of surgical hospitals occurred when The Journal of the American College of Surgeons published the groundbreaking results of Surgical Affiliates’ five-year program results—the first such published study of surgical hospitalist results—at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. The study, “Sustainability and Success of the Acute Care Surgery Model in the Nontrauma Setting,” co-authored by Surgical Affiliates Management Group’s Dr. Leon Owens and Dr. Lynette Scherer, has major implications for hospitals struggling to ensure that a surgical team is available 24/7. It documented that a collaborative surgical hospitalist program can improve patient outcomes, reduce length of stay, and lower costs, sustaining these results over a five year period of time.
To help meet the growing needs of the company, Surgical Affiliates has also added new staff, including Jesse Stark, Practice Development Consultant, and Emily Nackley, Practice Development Associate. Previously Ms. Stark served as Pacific Region Operations Manager for Sound Physicians in Tacoma, Washington. Ms. Nackley most recently served as recruiter for Hospice By The Bay in Larkspur, California.
Earlier this year, Surgical Affiliates rolled out a new brand identity with updated positioning for the company. Built around key attributes of: 1) leadership, 2) collaboration, and 3) flexibility, the new brand and positioning emphasizes the company’s commitment to driving performance throughout the hospital, achieving reduced length of stay, lower costs and improved quality metrics. The updated brand identity and a redesigned online presence provides key insights into the value the company provides to hospital partners, as well as those surgeons seeking a new career as a surgicalist.
About Surgical Affiliates Management Group
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 and capacity. Surgical Affiliates’ System of Care is a permanent solution to the challenge of providing 24/7 surgical care in the hospital 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. The Surgical Affiliates’ System of Care for general surgery, trauma, and orthopedics is currently in use 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.