Tag Archive for ‘ACS history’

Drs. Russell

The Distinguished Philanthropist Award: Celebrating a legacy of exceptional giving

Past recipients of the ACS’ Distinguished Philanthropist Award—which recognizes a record of service to the College and the ACS Foundation—are highlighted in this month’s cover story.

Omnibus per artem fidemque prodesse

The ACS motto: What does it really mean?

The origins of the ACS seal and motto are the subject of this month’s column.

Setting standards of efficiency

This month’s column provides a brief history of the “efficiency movement” and describes the establishment of the College’s Hospital Standardization Program.

The SG&O building at 54 E. Erie St., painted for an ACS holiday card by Fred Semmler.

The gift that keeps on giving

The extraordinary contributions of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle, to the ACS are the focus of this month’s column.

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.

Looking forward – September 2014

This month, Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the legacy of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS, and the College’s efforts with other groups to place a headstone at Dr. Codman’s gravesite this summer.

“Everything Old Is New Again”

The mission, purpose, and activities of the ACS Surgical History Group are summarized in this month’s column.

Dr. Codman

Headstone honoring Ernest A. Codman, MD, FACS, placed at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Leaders of the American College of Surgeons and several other medical organizations gathered July 22 to place a memorial headstone at the previously unmarked interment site of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS.

Dr. LaMar McGinnis proposes forming club dedicated to surgical history

LaMar S. McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS, proposed the idea of a College club that would meet during Clinical Congress to discuss surgical history. The organization would serve to enhance communication and encourage the exchange of information regarding surgical and ACS history.

Dr. Codman

Looking Forward – April 2013

In his latest column, Dr. Hoyt discusses Driven by Highest Standards, Better Outcomes: American College of Surgeons, a video that focuses largely on some of the College’s most prominent members and leaders. Driven is a reminder of the determination embodied in all members of the College to pursue and provide excellent surgical care.

Looking forward – October 2012

The College’s early efforts to ensure that hospitals met a Minimum Standard of care are the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month. He offers background information on why the College took on the responsibility of developing and verifying these standards and calls upon today’s surgeons to uphold the legacy of the organization’s founders.


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