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This Leadership Development Program was an intense learning experience and required a significant time commitment on the part of each executive team member, but I believe that what we have taken away from this experience individually and collectively was well worth the effort.

Looking Forward – December 2014(Comments Off)

December 1, 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2014 annual report.

Updated compendium offers strategies to prevent health care-associated infections

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.

Figure 1. Hospital discharge status

Go before you go: Bladder injuries

This month’s column examined the occurrence of injuries that include blunt bladder rupture in the NTDB dataset for 2013.

Looking Forward – November 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the new ACS Education and Training campaign, launched at Clinical Congress last month, which highlights the College’s array of lifelong learning opportunities.

The FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2015 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is discussed in this month’s column, along with how the IPPS will affect surgeons.

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