Making your hospital a destination choice for surgeons

“Splitters” are a challenge for hospital surgery departments, as more and more options outside the hospital facility are available to surgeons. Often, these options, such as ambulatory surgery centers, are more attractive with faster OR turnover times and fewer requirements on surgeons in preoperative and postoperative care. Losing these cases is a blow to hospital operations and finance. This episode provides several approaches that can encourage these surgeons to make your hospital a destination of choice.


Guest speaker:
Rick May, MD
Senior Principal
Clinical Quality Improvement
Orthopedic Surgeon


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Clinical Operations and Quality


Show Notes:

[00:55] “Splitters”

[01:41] Factors behind the trend—the core issues

[02:38] Working with ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs)

[03:12] Time and money are the same

[03:32] What surgeons are looking for

[04:38] How hospitals can compete; what hospitals can do

[06:49] The special sauce: quality


Links | Resources:

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Dr. May’s contact email:

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