Access our Advanced Practice Providers for Surgical Care

Access our Advanced Practice Providers for Surgical Care

Let AP Health manage your surgical teams
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Hospitals

Outsource OR Surgical Assistants
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Practitioners

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"Our mission is to provide a team of highly skilled surgical first assistants to operating rooms across the country. We reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance outcomes for our hospital and surgeon partners."
- J. Toby Gray, Chief Executive Officer

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“Our providers are the key to our success. To attract and retain the best, AP Health employees have stock ownership in the company. We align our compensation incentives to deliver superior services to hospitals and surgeons.”
- Greg Flanagan, Chief Operating Officer

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"For financial and clinical reasons, hospitals are expanding their reliance on outsourced advanced practice providers, especially in surgical care. At AP Health, we're committed to delivering value to hospital partners."
- J. Toby Gray, Chief Executive Officer

Reviews

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“Surgical Assistants from AP Health are an integral part of my team. I depend on and trust their experience and expertise. I also appreciate their positive attitudes and “hustle” in order to make my OR day as efficient as possible.”

Philip A. G. Karpos, MD
St. Thomas West Hospital

“AP Health is an integral part of the smooth running of our operating room and the assistants hired are all well trained allowing surgeons to focus purely on the case. The AP employees take pride in caring for our patients and I would never hesitate to have any of the AP assistants in my room.”

Edward S. Mackey, Orthopedic Surgery
Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance

“We decided to outsource our cardiac program to AP Health because we knew they could recruit and retain quality cardiac PA’s and they provided the flexibility to scale up and down with our case volumes.”

Steve Seeley, COO
Jupiter Medical Center, FL

Company Updates

PAs Continues to Grow in Reach, Importance By J. Toby Gray, PA-C, CEO of AP Health

I became a PA in 1998 because it was a profession that was not only growing in numbers, but also in importance. I saw it as a great way for me to make a more impactul contribution to the delivery of quality healthcare.

Setup, Staffing, Key to Cardiac Program Success By Dan Teller, Vice President of Cardiac Services

Once a cardiac program is set up, the biggest factor determining operational success is staffing. This doesn’t just mean finding the right team member for the right surgeon – it’s also finding the right people for the OR, for the ICU and for the floor.

Variety, Learning Essential in Career Satisfaction By Danielle Richmond, PA-C, Director of Clinical Services

PA Danielle Richmond is a lifelong learner, which she says makes AP Health a great place for her to practice. “AP Health is unique because I can do a variety of surgical procedures, which allows me to continue to learn different facets of surgery and develop my skills,” she explains.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about AP Health? See the list below for our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed here, then please contact us.

  • What surgical specialties does your company cover?

    All specialties

  • How does AP Health help surgeons?

    AP Health is all about making surgeons’ lives at the hospital easier which makes yours easier – and your hospital more profitable – and a better place for patients to receive care. It’s about intelligently offloading non-procedure work to Advanced Practice Providers and other professionals and working as a perioperative team.

  • How is your firm compensated?

    Typically, we receive a stipend from the hospital to manage the Surgical First Assistant (SFA) program – and will guarantee savings (at your current volume of surgeries) while providing a number of additional benefits to your hospital. The remainder comes from the professional services that AP Health bills for separately that are deemed “medically necessary.” The percentage of savings depends on a number of factors including a hospitals’ case-mix, payor-mix, and surgeons.  AP is able to provide a discount to hospitals because AP bills third parties directly. However, there are many functions performed by AP which are not reimbursable such as double scrubbing, assisting on a non-medically necessary cases, and other payer specific restrictions.

  • Why choose AP Health to improve our hospital’s perioperative services – versus doing it on our own?

    While your hospital may be an exception, this is a new, advanced, perioperative approach for the vast majority of hospitals which simply do not have the in-house resources to manage and execute. This includes the Clinical Perioperative Staffing, Information Technology, and Perioperative Process Improvement services needed. As a third-party we can bill separately for our Advanced Practice Providers (that are deemed medically necessary according to strict compliance rules) and therefore save you money.

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