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Looking Forward – January 2015(Comments Off)

January 1, 2015

Realize the Potential of Your Profession—a new campaign highlighting the benefits of Fellowship particularly for young surgeons—is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.

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Guam surgeons face unique challenges

This month’s column reveals similarities between rural surgery practice in mainland U.S. and Guam and demonstrates how the newly formed ACS Guam Chapter helps resolve issues related to professional isolation.

Surgeons should play leading role in Safety Leadership Rounds

This month’s column underscores the importance of Safety Leadership Rounds or WalkRounds to enhance patient safety and develop open lines of communication.

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Annual Report 2014: How severe is it?

The 2014 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S. and Canadian trauma registry data—is highlighted in this month’s column.

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Looking Forward – December 2014

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


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