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Dr. Russell

Looking forward – October 2014

The legacy and accomplishments of Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, former ACS Executive Director who died on August 4, are the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2014

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of June 2014.

Participating at the Iowa forum (from left): Philip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, general surgeon, clinical professor of surgery, UICCM; Dr. Scott-Conner; Richard A. Sidwell, MD, FACS, Committee on Trauma State Provincial Chair, and Past-President, Iowa Chapter; Dr. Hoyt; Keith J. Mueller, PhD, Gerhard Hartman Professor and Chair, department of health management and policy, UI College of Public Health; Jennifer Vermeer, MPA, former Medicaid Director, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise; Timothy A. Breon, MD, FACS, general surgeon, Mahaska Health Partnership; Dr. Weigel; and K. John Hartman, MD, FACS, President, Iowa Chapter.

ACS, Iowa health care leaders at IQ Forum focus on rural surgery

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, June 27, in Des Moines—the 19th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.

ACS Inspiring Quality Forum in South Carolina focuses on surgical checklists

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum, South Carolina on March 28. The event was part of a series of Inspiring Quality programs aimed at infusing community participation into the national discussion on surgical quality improvement. Speakers at the forum, which was presented in partnership with Safe Surgery 2015 and the South Carolina Hospital Association, examined the successes of the Surgical Safety Checklist and best practices now used in all of the state’s operating rooms.

ACS, Ohio health care leaders identify tools for improving health care quality, patient outcomes

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum, Ohio—the 17th stop on the Inspiring Quality Tour—on March 28. A panel of health care leaders from several Ohio institutions discussed how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: February 2014

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of February 2014.

North Carolina IQ Forum participants identify challenges, opportunities in health care

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum, North Carolina—the 16th stop on the Inspiring Quality Tour—on February 19. A panel of health care leaders from several North Carolina institutions discussed how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.

Health care leaders focus on emergency and trauma care at Northern California IQ forum

The College hosted the Northern California Surgical Health Care Quality Forum on January 14—the 15th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.

ACS, Arizona health care leaders share successes, discuss challenges at IQ Forum

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum, Arizona—the 14th stop on the Inspiring Quality Tour—on April 26. A panel of health care leaders from several Arizona institutions discussed the promise of quality improvement programs in increasing the value of health care.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

2014 International ACS NSQIP Scholarship applications due February 14

General requirements and information regarding the application process for the International ACS NSQIP Scholarships program are outlined in this news brief.

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.

The ACS Inspiring Quality timeline

The ACS NSQIP Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care

This article describes the ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative and its three objectives: adaptation of ACS NSQIP data for use in graduate surgical education, development of a national quality improvement curriculum, and the creation of a culture in surgical education that emphasizes quality conscientiousness.

Centennial reprint: The College’s ongoing commitment to the quality imperative

To help commemorate the ACS’ Centennial, the Bulletin is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character of the organization and the surgical profession for the last 100 years. To close out this series, this month’s reprint from the March 2003 issue provides details on the College’s ongoing efforts to improve quality and patient safety.

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, Connecticut health care leaders discuss quality improvement and health care reform

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Connecticut on April 26, in partnership with the ACS Connecticut Chapter and the Connecticut State Medical Society. In this 13th forum, surgeons, hospitals, health plans, physicians, and government leaders shared best practices for improving patient care, achieving better outcomes, and curbing rising health care costs.

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