Archive for April, 2022

Executive Director’s Update: Improving Patient Care through Surgeon Leadership and Advocacy

As the ACS hosts its first in-person Leadership and Advocacy Summit since 2019 this month, Dr. Turner reflects on the qualities that define an innovative leader particularly as advocates for quality patient care for all.

Surgeon-Educator Offers Career Advice for Medical Students

Outlines the characteristics necessary for a successful career in medicine and surgery, and identifies strategies for engaging in a meaningful residency experience.

Overcoming Disparities in Surgical Care among Native Americans

This article describes the inequities in oncologic surgical care for Native Americans and identifies how the recruitment of Native Americans into healthcare reduces disparities and enhances trust in the US medical system.

Trailblazing Women Minority Surgeons: Dr. Dorothy L. Brown: Surgeon, Legislator, and Teacher

Dr. Brown overcame many obstacles on her path to becoming the first Black woman general surgeon Fellow of the ACS.

Beecher’s Bombshell and the Complicated History of Informed Consent 

Describes Dr. Beecher’s role in the development of bioethics and the regulation of research, and outlines his pioneering work in the area of informed consent.

COVID-19 and Haiti Earthquakes: Catalysts to Improve Global Healthcare 

Identifies lessons learned from managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the Haiti earthquakes of 2010 for responding to future mass casualty events.

Statement in Support of the FSMB Policy on Physician Illness and Impairment: Towards a Model that Optimizes Patient Safety and Physician Health

This statement on physician health was developed by the ASC Surgeon Well-Being Workgroup and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its February 2022 meeting.


Implementation of Operative Standards into Surgical Practice 

This column describes initiatives for improving  oncologic outcomes by implementing recommendations outlined in the Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery manual.


Complying with the No Surprises Act 

This column provides basic compliance requirements for the No Surprise Act specifically related to disclosures, notices to patients, and good faith estimates.

Reporting Split/Shared Visits in 2022 and Beyond 

Changes to the split/shared policy are summarized, including definitions, reporting rules, and information about new modifier FS.

Optimizing Perioperative Services Inventory Can Save Time, Reduce Costs

Summarizes the findings of a study that implemented a quality improvement model in the perioperative setting.

ACS Takes Action to Promote DEI across the House of Surgery 

This inaugural column highlights two examples of DEI in action at the ACS—one primarily serves College members, and the other focuses on ACS staff.

Only in a Rural Community 

Describes the atypical experiences of a rural surgeon practicing for more than 40 years in northwest Kansas.

City of Chicago Installs More Than 550 STOP THE BLEED® Kits throughout the City 

More than 550 STOP THE BLEED kits have been installed in more than 350 locations in Chicago to help ensure the city is well-equipped for bleeding emergencies.

New Guidelines Help Trauma Centers Treat Spinal Injury Patients

The ACS Trauma Quality Programs recently announced new guidelines to provide trauma centers with a practical guide to evaluate and manage adult patients with spinal injury.

ACS Women in Surgery Committee: Applications Now Being Accepted for Mentorship Program 

The ACS is seeking applications from women surgeons who would like to participate in the Women in Surgery Committee Mentorship Program.

100 Years of Quality: ACS COT and CoC Celebrate Centennial Anniversaries 

The ACS COT and the ACS COC, two of the longest standing quality programs of the College, are celebrating 100 years of improving patient care.

ACS Awards Six Resident Research Scholarships for 2022–2024 

The recipients of the ACS Residential Research Scholarship for 2022-2024 are announced.

Attend ACS On-Demand CPT Coding Courses

The benefits of participating in an ACS coding workshop are described.


View the Five Most-Downloaded JACS Articles from 2021

Summaries of the top five most-downloaded JACS articles in 2021 are provided.


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