John O’Shea, MD – General Surgeon, DuBois, PA
“If not for the opportunity that working for Synergy Surgicalists has offered me, I would not be able to pursue the career that I now enjoy. As my career in surgery has progressed, I have become very involved in health care policy in Washington, DC. Synergy has made it possible for me to carry out my health policy work without giving up my real vocation, the practice of surgery. This has allowed me a balance and flexibility that would otherwise not be available to me.”
Timothy Hartshorn, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Minneapolis, MN
“I initially started with Synergy as a temporary or “stop-gap” option while I was in between jobs. However, I am now settled in my new location, and when considering the local options (solo practice, group, hospital-employed), a large part of the conversation is my desire to stay involved at Synergy also.
The organization provides so much support on both the front and back ends, and they take a very personal and individualized approach. If I want to speak to the CEO, I have his cell and can just give him a call. Great people are involved in this organization from top to bottom, and the surgeons I work with are great. I highly recommend Synergy!”
Penn Highlands Healthcare – DuBois, Pennsylvania
Synergy Surgicalists team members cover both general and orthopedic surgery needs at Penn Highlands DuBois 24/7, every day of the year. This comprehensive coverage has given our community surgeons the ability to stabilize and grow their respective practices. We are into our third year in partnership with Synergy.
The surgeons treat our patients with the utmost respect, and they are part of our community attending various activities, utilizing services, etc. This results in improved satisfaction with patients and family members. The Synergy Surgicalists are seen as part of the team at Penn Highland DuBois, which goes a long way in a rural setting.
A partnership with Synergy Surgicalists means that surgical patients are taken care of at Penn Highlands DuBois, and they stay in our system. Patients are diverted out of the system only if the case calls for a specialized high-level treatment or if requested by the family.
I have a great, open-structured relationship with the leadership at Synergy Surgicalists. As a hospital administrator, the support that I receive is open and highly collaborative. Each interaction that I have with Synergy is extremely cooperative. From the beginning of the partnership negotiations to the current time, I have always had the utmost respect for the Synergy leadership team.
Humboldt General Hospital – Winnemucca, Nevada
Humboldt General Hospital has been partners with Synergy since January 15, 2016. We have had a good relationship with their management team and their physicians. For a new start-up program, we have met with great success financially and with clinical quality.
Their physicians have worked with us on supply and equipment needs and have been very patient with us. They have taken the time to work with our staff, train them, and encourage them. The addition of orthopedics has been a tremendous service to our very isolated community. Our patients are able to stay at home and receive great care. We are very pleased with our relationship with Synergy Surgicalists!
James G. Parrish, FACHE, FACMPE
Humboldt General Hospital
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center – Corvallis, Oregon
The physicians at Synergy Surgicalists have brought excellent responsiveness and quality care to our patients requiring emergency orthopedic care. Synergy offers quick solutions to long wait times and confusing follow up appointment for patients experiencing unexpected orthopedic emergencies. Synergy has helped streamline our transfer center processes. With one call, a referring physician is able to smoothly transition a patient from another site to our regional medical center. Their physicians are team oriented and demonstrate a focus on patient experience.
Since Synergy started their program, our volume and revenues have nearly doubled for the acute care orthopedic service line. Follow up care is managed in a fashion to maximize outcomes and patient satisfaction. Synergy works closely with the existing orthopedic specialists and other service lines in our medical center. We also are seeing increased volume and satisfaction from our elective orthopedic surgeons.
From an administrative standpoint, many of the challenges that arose from orthopedic call have gone away. This has allowed me to focus on the myriad of other issues that occur on a regular basis.