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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking Forward – July 2020(0)

July 21, 2020

Dr. Hoyt’s Looking forward column—which serves as the cover story this month—outlines leadership strategies for meeting the challenges of two public health crises of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.

The role of the site reviewer: Ensuring patient-centered standards for optimal patient outcomes

The role of the site reviewer: Ensuring patient-centered standards for optimal patient outcomes

Describes the qualities of effective site reviewers, provides examples of process improvements developed by reviewer feedback, and summarizes the College’s initiative to align ACS Quality Programs.

The Surgical Metrics Project: What was achieved, and where is it headed?

The Surgical Metrics Project: What was achieved, and where is it headed?

Describes the purposes and participants’ reaction to The Surgical Metrics Project at Clinical Congress 2019, which used wearable technology to measure surgical decision making and technique.

Surgeons appointed by Spanish royalty contributed to development of oldest U.S. city: St. Augustine, FL

Figure 1. Juan Ponce de León, Florida conquistador and first documented surgical patient for an operation to remove a lodged arrow from his groin (public domain image)

2019 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons wanted: Workforce challenges in health care

2019 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons wanted: Workforce challenges in health care

Editor’s note: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors (B/G) conducts an annual survey of its domestic and international members. The purpose of the survey is to provide a means of communicating the concerns of the Governors to the College leadership. The 2019 ACS Governors Survey, conducted in July 2019 by the B/G […]


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