Tag Archive for ‘ACS values’

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – December 2021

In Dr. Hoyt’s final column as ACS Executive Director, he introduces the To Heal All with Skill and Trust initiative, which reflects the College’s core values and emphasizes surgeons’ commitment to the patients they serve.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – January 2020

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt and his co-author describe the College’s strategies, including defining its Values and engaging in leadership skills assessments, to promote culture change in the organization and enhance the programs and services members need to thrive in today’s health care environment.

Coaching and mentoring modern surgeons

Mentoring styles, with an emphasis on the mosaic model, are discussed in this article, along with recommendations for successful mentoring, guidelines for applying ACS values to the mentor/mentee relationship, and qualities mentees should exhibit to forge a mutually beneficial relationships with their role models.

Presidential Address: The surgeon of the future: Anchoring innovation and science with moral values

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, highlighted the major forces affecting surgery today and offers guidance for shaping the future of the profession in his Presidential Address at the ACS Convocation Ceremony during the 2013 Clinical Congress.

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.

Looking forward – November 2013

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides an update on the ACS’ strategic plan to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving health care environment. The goal of this plan—which is centered on four pillars: quality, education, advocacy, and member services—is to help surgeons cope with and influence many of these changes.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – June 2013

In his June column, Dr. Hoyt discusses a one-day strategic planning retreat for ACS Executive Staff. Attendees discussed the College’s two-year engagement with GE Healthcare and the launch of the Performance Improvement program, as well as future goals and objectives of each ACS Division to continue to move the organization forward.


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