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ACS Quality and Safety Conference

ACS NSQIP conference gets new name, expanded focus

With a new emphasis on the broad spectrum of ACS Quality Programs, the ACS NSQIP Annual Conference will now be known as the 2017 ACS Quality and Safety Conference and will take place July 21–24 at the New York Hilton Midtown, NY.

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ACS NSQIP National Conference inspires participants to innovate to make a difference

More than 1,500 individuals who work in hospital quality improvement programs participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2016 Annual Conference, July 16–19, in San Diego, CA.

Scene from a preconference workshop.

ACS NSQIP conference: 10 years of putting the patient first

The 10th annual ACS NSQIP National Conference in July 2015 focused on patient-centered care and the reliability and accuracy of the program’s data as drivers of surgical quality improvement in hospitals.

ACS NSQIP hospitals significantly improve outcomes over time

Most hospitals participating in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program improve surgical outcomes over time, and improvement continues with each year that hospitals participate in the program, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Surgery.

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Eisenberg Award presented to ACS NSQIP for quality improvement efforts

The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum recognized ACS NSQIP with the Eisenberg Award for the quality improvement benefits it provides to hospitals by evaluating surgical outcomes and identifying areas for improvement.

2014 National Conference: ACS NSQIP celebrates 10th anniversary of improving patient outcomes

More than 1,200 individuals who work in hospital quality improvement programs participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2014 National Conference, July 26–29 at the Midtown Hilton, New York, NY.

Looking forward – December 2013

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2013 annual report.

Executive Director’s annual report

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2013.

Outcomes key to ACA mission of reducing health care costs

A forum sponsored by the National Journal and composed of several health care experts examined the complex political, medical, and business ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.

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ACS NSQIP National Conference: Speakers promote professionalism, collaboration to achieve quality improvement

More than 1,000 individuals who work in hospital quality improvement programs participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2013 National Conference, July 13–16, at the Bayfront Hilton San Diego, CA. Attendees participated in a variety of sessions aimed at reducing surgical complications, applying quality improvement concepts to difficult surgical problems, and maximizing efficiency and resource use in health care.

New ACS NSQIP® Surgical Risk Calculator offers personalized estimates of surgical complications

According to a study that will appear in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons later this year, the new ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator uses highly detailed and accurate data collected from nearly 400 hospitals and 1.4 million patients to develop a universal risk calculator that covers more than 1,500 unique surgical procedures across multiple specialties.

Two ACS NSQIP® collaboratives receive AHA Davidson Quality Awards

The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award, one of the AHA’s top national awards, to hospital collaboratives in Tennessee and Florida participating in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

ACS and CDC leaders at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. Seated, left to right: Beth Bell, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Dr. Hoyt; and Denise Cardo, MD, Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.
	Standing: Michael Bell, MD, Deputy Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion; Dr. Ko; Dr. Pollock; and Bruce Hall, MD, PhD, professor of surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

ACS, CDC work to avert surgical infections, other adverse outcomes

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to work on shared goals of reporting, measuring, and preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) and other adverse outcomes among surgical patients. The agreement builds on the initial success of the ACS’ and CDC’s joint development […]

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