Access our Advanced Practice Providers for Surgical Care

Access our Advanced Practice Providers for Surgical Care

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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


Hear what others are saying —

“AP Health put together an exceptional team to help launch our cardiac program. They understood the importance of achieving quality results in year-one, so they recruited a senior-level, highly skilled cardiac PA to build our program.”


I feel very fortunate to work for AP Health. Giving us ownership in the company is a great motivator. It’s not just a job, it’s our livelihood. We want to give the best care for our patients everyday. The surgeons value our expertise on a daily basis. Personally, I advanced to a manager position and am very grateful for the opportunity given to me by AP Health.

Dusty Lynn, PA-C
Nashville, TN

“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

Company Updates

In Response to significant growth in South Florida, AP Health promotes John Torres

AP Health recently signed an agreement with Broward Health, a leading health system in Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) where it will be providing its’ services at four of their hospital facilities. To accommodate this growth, AP Health has promoted John Torres, PA-C, to Senior Vice President of our South Florida Market

AP Health Earns Great Place to Work Certification™ for Third Year in a Row

Founder & CEO, J. Toby Gray says, “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™. Employee culture is a top priority for us, and we value what our employees think about the company.

Surgical Volume key to Margin Recovery for Hospitals By Greg Flanagan, COO

Last year was the worst financial year for hospitals since the start of the pandemic, according to Kaufman Hall, with half of all hospitals reporting negative operating margins. For many, 2023 doesn’t look much better, with cost pressures from staffing remaining high and reimbursements from payors stagnant, or even declining. As a result, hospitals are looking to increase the volume of one of its few profitable revenue sources: surgery.

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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