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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.”

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.

It’s All About the Patient: A Practitioner Profile on Reese Williams, DNP

Reese says the idea of making a bigger impact through having oversight and coverage of a service line was what attracted her to AP Health.

Jupiter Medical Center named “Best Heart Center” in Palm Beach County

Jupiter Medical Center’s Robson Heart & Vascular Institute has been awarded “Best Heart Center” in Palm Beach County by The Best of Palm Beach County Awards 2021.

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.