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Destined From the Beginning: A Practitioner Profile on Dusty Lynn, SA-C

Dusty has worked as an in-house surgical assistant for physician groups and hospitals, but she prefers being part of the high-performance team at AP Health.

“When I was 12, I had a pretty significant surgery, and I knew from that point on that I wanted to work in the operating room.”

AP Health Earns Designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company in 2021!

AP Health, Advanced Practice Surgical Partners, announced that it is Great Place to Work-Certified™. Certification is a significant achievement. Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven methodology, Certification confirms over 83% of employees have a consistently positive experience at AP Health.

Productivity Drives Value in the Operating Room

By Billy Williams, SA-C

Vice President of Operations

Productivity is not just a buzzword for AP Health, it is our value proposition. By consistently delivering a highly skilled and efficient team of surgical assistants and physician assistants, we increase the productivity of surgeons while lowering labor costs and decreasing operating room times.

Alejandro Rafuls, ARNP: Assisting in Robotic Surgeries for 15 Years

Nurse practitioner Alejandro Rafuls is one of the most experienced surgical assistants in robotic surgery. Alejandro was already well into his career at Memorial Health System when the da Vinci surgical system was introduced there 15 years ago. The da Vinci system is advanced set of instruments to perform robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Before Alejandro… Read more »

Practitioners Trained in Robotics Provide More Value to Surgeons

By Mohamed Hegazy, MD & John Torres, PA-C

The role of surgical assistants has increasingly become more important as technology advances. AP Health first embraced robotics in 2015 and implemented a robust training program involving online modules and hands on training. As robotic surgery as put more pressure on the role of the surgical assistant, it is crucial for them to get scrubbed-in training and practice with the equipment to keep the surgical flow going smoothly.

PA Job Satisfaction Rooted in Passion for Caring: A Practitioner Profile on Matt Williams, PA-C

Like many people, Matt Williams had a childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. Matt eventually would get his EMT certification, work on an ambulance, and become a flight paramedic – as his career path led him to clinical medicine.

Flexibility Key to Surgical Operations, Practitioner Retention

By Sarah Calvey PA-C, MMS

While the importance of being nimble in surgical staffing has been increasing for years, COVID-19 has intensified that need. AP Health has been able to help hospitals stabilize their surgical programs and eliminate turnover.

Outsourcing Clinical Staffing in the Operating Room Increases Hospital Efficiency During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond.

How hospitals that partner with AP Health can avert financial loss and increase staffing efficiency during a pandemic and furthermore.

Advancing Practitioners Rebrands as AP Health. With the New Name comes a New Website, New Technology, and a New Focus on Efficiency.

The launching of AP Health: The front-facing piece of a deeper commitment to delivering a higher level of service and efficiency