HealthLeaders Media Releases New Report on Surgical Services for Value, Patient Experience

Press Releases, September 2, 2011

HealthLeaders Media Releases New Report on Surgical Services for Value, Patient Experience

Surgical services are under increasing pressure to be as clinically and operationally efficient as possible. Given a reimbursement model based on outcomes, not volume, only those surgical services that can deliver state–of the–art care, value, and an outstanding patient experience will survive. Leaders must find new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy, from creating a true surgical team built around the patient, focused on quality, safety, and the most current best practices, to a shared responsibility for the appropriate use of technology.

In the latest HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—St. Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Bassett Healthcare—share insights and lessons learned on how to:

  • Build whole–team focus on shared outcomes
  • Create a culture of safety in all surgical services
  • Balance patient experience with cost & clinical efficiency
  • Assemble surgical teams with the most efficient mix of skills
  • Identify high–growth specialty and sub–specialty services
  • Implement clinical and information technology planning strategies to improve throughput and patient experience

Produced in collaboration with PwC, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for complimentary download at

"Successful surgical programs now see the surgeon as a key leader but not the only one," said Jim Molpus, Strategic Relationships Director for HealthLeaders Media and co–author of the report. "The organizations in this report are developing surgical performance around principles of team–based design. They are preparing for an industry where outcomes from all aspects of care will come into surgical services."

The full report—which includes four case studies, highlights of a roundtable discussion, interactive charts, and embedded audios and videos—is a dynamic, multimedia–rich PDF that offers:

  • Critical solutions from the executive teams at healthcare organizations on the leading edge of surgical services
  • A look behind the trends with interactive charts and graphs
  • Insights from more than 20 healthcare executives
  • Live links to hear and view executives’ advice in on–demand audio and video clips

HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs is the dual national winner of Best Digital Magazine from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors in 2010 and 2011. To find out more about HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs and to sign up for new–report alerts, go to

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