Archive for November, 2017

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – November 2017

Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the economics of health care and addresses health care reform proposals.

Should your health care system invest in an ambulatory surgery center? A decision-making framework

Should your health care system invest in an ambulatory surgery center? A decision-making framework

This article provides suggested guidelines for surgeon leaders and hospital executives who are considering building or buying an ambulatory surgery center and provides a framework for assessing the potential investment opportunity of these centers.

Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS

Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS: 15 years of visionary leadership at the American Board of Surgery

The career and accomplishments of Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS, who recently completed a 15-year term as the executive director of the American Board of Surgery, are described, particularly his role in developing surgical education, training, and certification around the world.

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability

The evolving role of health information technology is outlined, including the challenges associated with achieving interoperability and improved data exchange.

Latin America

Nursing workforce in surgery and trauma care delivery: A global call to action

This article describes how expanding the nursing workforce can improve trauma care in Latin America.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the future of leadership in surgery

The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate? The following are the second place essays submitted on both sides of the debate.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-scientist

The second-place essay for the Surgeon-Scientist. The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society  Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate?

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-advocate

The second-place essay for the Surgeon-Advocate. The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society  Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate?

What Surgeons Should Know...

The New Medicare Card Project

The steps providers can take to prepare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services New Medicare Card Project are outlined.

NSQIP Case Studies

Quality improvement in imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis

This column describes Children’s Hospital of Alabama’s efforts to improve the imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis by evaluating the rates of different imaging modalities.

ACS CRP

Induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to increase organ preservation in rectal cancer

The objectives of the NEO Trial (CCTG CO28) are described, specifically the feasibility and safety of induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to allow sphincter preservation.

President Eisenhower receiving his honorary ACS Fellowship in the White House with his medical team, February 6, 1958 From left: Dr. Snyder; Dr. Blades; Dr. Heaton; Dr. Lyons; President Eisenhower; Dr. Ravdin; Frank Berry, MD; and Robert Cutler Source: University Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Ravdin Papers, Box 14, Folder 4

President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction

The College’s supporting role in treating President Eisenhower’s small bowel obstruction is described.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission details new pain assessment, management standards in R3 Report

The revised and updated pain assessment and management standards published in the R3 Report are described.

Figure 1. Discharge status

Distraction: Driving and cell phone use

This month’s column examines the occurrence of drivers injured while using a handheld interactive electronic device.

Dr. Bass

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), installed as 98th ACS President

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon) was installed as ACS President, and Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS, and Basil Pruitt, Jr., were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Clinical Congress 2017.

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Award presented to Dr. Kuy

The Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award was presented to SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.

Honorary FACS

Honorary Fellowship in the ACS awarded to 10 prominent surgeons

Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to 10 prominent surgeons from around the world during Convocation ceremonies that preceded the official opening of Clinical Congress 2017.

Professor Broe

Citation for Prof. Patrick J. Broe, MCh, FRCSI, FRCSEd(Hon)

Prof. Patrick J. Broe, MCh, FRCSI, FRCSEd(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon).

Professor Cainzos

Citation for Prof. Miguel A. Cainzos, MD, PhD, FACS

Prof. Miguel A. Cainzos, MD, PhD, FACS, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Mark Malangoni, MD, FACS.

Professor Castro Sousa

Citation for Prof. Francisco J. F. Castro Sousa, MD, FACS

Citation for Prof. Francisco J. F. Castro Sousa, MD, FACS, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Enrique Moreno Gonzalez, MD, FACS(Hon).

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