High Value ED/Trauma Medical Staff Solutions


Experienced, credible, collaborative approach to developing cost-effective physician structures

A Complex, Problematic, Increasing Challenge

With 15 specialties required, trauma centers make for a target-rich environment for medical staff problems, and trauma physician support costs are increasing steadily. Trauma centers face major challenges in sustaining required levels of physician specialty coverage, and in receiving appropriate value in return for support costs. Strengthening the trauma medical staff program can add major value to the hospital in return for higher costs (or may actually lower them).

Benefits can include a higher level of care, a halo effect on other services like neurosurgery, and the addition of surgical critical care services and surgery/orthopedic hospitalist programs.

We Bring Credibility and Data To Contentious Trauma Call Issues

B+A has had exceptional success in working with hospital management and the leadership of trauma surgical specialties to establish state-of-the-art, cost-effective medical staff structures for both trauma and emergency call. Having worked with surgeons across the country as well as their associations, we enjoy a high degree of credibility with even a skeptical medical staff.

We have also built the early data sets on call compensation, and more importantly, the responsibilities of surgeons while on call.

Getting In the Trenches with Your Medical Staff

Our hands-on approach to medical staffs goes well beyond consulting norms to assist you in working with your physicians to arrive at an optimal structure that avoids the problematic hospital/physician relations that plague many trauma centers for years. We bring out the best a medical staff has to offer.

Focus On Value Driven Physician Relationships

Development of a cost effective framework for trauma physician support includes:

  • Developing effective trauma medical staff leadership
  • Establishing a strong Trauma Service to function as the nucleus of your trauma center
  • Develop effective structures for each key specialty (e.g., surgical hospitalists)
  • Provide enlightened hospital support (OR, ICU, physician extenders)
  • Optimize specialty franchises (Trauma/SICU/Surgery; ED/Trauma orthopedics, etc.)
  • Pathway for attracting the new surgeons needed to assure success
  • Design of a compensation system that generates the best value from call payments

Expert Assessments of Trauma/ED Call Compensation

With our extensive experience in the trauma industry, we are uniquely qualified to assess, provide guidance, and prepare compliance letters regarding call arrangements with trauma medical staff at trauma centers throughout the nation. We evaluate your trauma center’s unique circumstances regarding trauma call coverage, compare with trauma center call payment norms, and recommend appropriate arrangements.

Give us a call at (949) 754-9080 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to discuss your needs and what Bishop + Associates can do to solve your trauma center issues.