SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company, announced today that it has appointed Pamela Mehta, MD, to the newly created position of Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. In her new role, Dr. Mehta will lead the company’s orthopedic service line.
“Pamela is an exceptionally accomplished leader, and we are excited to have her on our team,” said Leon J. Owens, M.D., FACS, CEO of Surgical Affiliates Management Group. “We believe that her broad orthopedic experience will bring valuable contributions to both our company and hospital partners. Having a seasoned executive of her caliber is exactly what we need to enhance the services we provide, by helping to take our orthopedic service line to the next level.”
The goal of Surgical Affiliates is that every patient has access to high quality surgical services no matter what time of day or night it’s needed. The company’s long-term, sustainable approach to meeting emergency surgery needs for its hospital partners solves the challenges many hospitals face. Hospitals that combine the company’s Acute Care Surgery Program with its Orthopedic Surgical Hospitalist Program will be able to provide consistent, comprehensive and high quality surgical services for patients 24/7.
Dr. Mehta, who specializes in orthopedic surgery, was most recently in private practice at Northern California Orthopaedic Associates, located in Sacramento. Prior to that, she served in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at two Kaiser Permanente facilities, Roseville in Northern California and South Bay Medical Center in Southern California, where she began her career.
Graduating with honors, Dr. Mehta earned a dual degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and also earned her Doctorate of Medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine where she was recognized for outstanding service and leadership with the Order of Areté. She completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University/New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Mehta is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon with medical licensure in California and New York.
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.