Archive for December, 2014

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – December 2014

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

Dr. Codman

Presidential Address: Achieving our personal best: Back to the future of the American College of Surgeons

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), highlighted the accomplishments and the legacy of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS, in his Presidential Address at the Convocation Ceremony during the 2014 Clinical Congress.

2014 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 2014.

Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project

A bariatric surgery pilot program developed by a Georgia coalition is highlighted as an example of a successful grassroots advocacy initiative at the regional level.

Liability reform, scope of practice, trauma topped state legislative agendas in 2014

An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2014 is provided. Specific issues covered include updates on medical liability reform, trauma and injury prevention, and scope of practice.

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS: A legacy to the College

Dr. Gamble’s accomplishments are profiled in this article, including his efforts to improve access to hospital care for all people in the Jim Crow South.

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.

Dr. Richardson

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, next President-Elect of the ACS

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the ACS during the Annual Business Meeting of Members. In addition, the First and Second Vice-Presidents-Elect were elected, along with a new ACS Treasurer and Secretary.

Submit 2015 ACS Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award nominations, January 1–February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2015 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Berhns

Regents reelected and new Board of Governors Executive Committee installed

Several ACS Regents were reelected and new Governors were installed during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at the 2014 Clinical Congress.

Dr. Pellegrini (right) presented the College’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Russell’s family during Clinical Congress Convocation ceremonies. From left to right: Jackie, Katie, and Nona Russell.

ACS presents Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Dr. Russell

The ACS Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, former Executive Director of the College, during the Convocation ceremonies at the 2014 Clinical Congress.

Participants in the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Mountain Region, from left to right: Drs. Lee and Hoyt; Mr. Anderson; Drs. Hartsaw, James, Mariani, Cochran, Sorenson, Ott, and Finlayson.

ACS hosts Inspiring Quality Forum in Utah

On October 3, a panel of regional health care experts discussed best practices for improving patient care and reducing costs during the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Mountain Region at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

The deer antlers on display at the College

ACS loans ancient Irish deer antlers to Art Institute of Chicago exhibit

The American College of Surgeons is loaning one of its treasures to a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, IL—Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840.

Dr. Pellegrini meets Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, while in Rome for the Italy Chapter’s annual meeting.

Chapter news

ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.

ACS in the News

This summary provides excerpts from news stories covered by external media outlets from July through September 2014 that mention key ACS activities and initiatives.

2014 author index

Index of authors from the Bulletin for 2014

2014 subject index

Index of subjects from the Bulletin for 2014


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