The changes in healthcare are occurring on many fronts and with increasing speed. The simple driver is that utilization is up due to population growth, a higher percentage of covered lives and an aging society. Consistent with this, costs are up due to the growing number of patients, the sophistication of the treatments and the rising costs of technology and prescriptions. The US healthcare per capita spend in 2000 was $4,857. By 2014, it was $9,523; that’s a growth rate of 5.3% per year. For the US, this amounts to over $3 trillion per year or 17% of Gross Domestic Product. As a result, the overall system is resource constrained and economically stressed, which is leading to more stringent upfront testing, the requirement for better outcomes, and the utilization of alternative lower cost treatment venues.
American Surgical Professionals, a surgical staffing company, announces the launch of two additional services for the operating room; Outsourcing Solutions and Locum Tenens.
At American Surgical Professionals, we know that Surgical Assistants play a vital and important role in the delivery of health care inside the operating room. Many people, both in and outside of the medical field, do not fully understand the differences, in what capacity and to what extent the surgical assistant is utilized by the surgeon and the operating room team in general.
Effective August 1, 2014, Kirk Pruitt, Regional Manager-Beaumont TX has assumed the additional responsibilities for the operations in the remainder Texas. In this new role he will become the VP Operations.
Effective June 23, 2014, Luis Aragon, VP, Central Region assumed the new position of Chief Operating Officer. Also effective June 23rd, Fernando Garza, Northern Illinois Regional Director, assumed the responsibilities of VP, Central Region.