Archive for December, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2014 annual report.
Presidential Address: Achieving our personal best: Back to the future of the American College of Surgeons
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), highlighted the accomplishments and the legacy of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS, in his Presidential Address at the Convocation Ceremony during the 2014 Clinical Congress.
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2014.
A bariatric surgery pilot program developed by a Georgia coalition is highlighted as an example of a successful grassroots advocacy initiative at the regional level.
An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2014 is provided. Specific issues covered include updates on medical liability reform, trauma and injury prevention, and scope of practice.
Dr. Gamble’s accomplishments are profiled in this article, including his efforts to improve access to hospital care for all people in the Jim Crow South.
Updates to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals—a free guide from The Joint Commission—are featured in this month’s column including the role of the surgeon in preventing health care-associated infections and surgical site infections.
This month’s column examined the occurrence of injuries that include blunt bladder rupture in the NTDB dataset for 2013.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the ACS during the Annual Business Meeting of Members. In addition, the First and Second Vice-Presidents-Elect were elected, along with a new ACS Treasurer and Secretary.
The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2015 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.
Several ACS Regents were reelected and new Governors were installed during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at the 2014 Clinical Congress.
The ACS Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, former Executive Director of the College, during the Convocation ceremonies at the 2014 Clinical Congress.
On October 3, a panel of regional health care experts discussed best practices for improving patient care and reducing costs during the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Mountain Region at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
The American College of Surgeons is loaning one of its treasures to a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, IL—Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
This summary provides excerpts from news stories covered by external media outlets from July through September 2014 that mention key ACS activities and initiatives.
Index of authors from the Bulletin for 2014
Index of subjects from the Bulletin for 2014