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The last year has been mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting for health care professionals, particularly those individuals on the front lines of providing care to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients and those who have had to postpone operations for patients needing nonurgent care. Add to that situation constant threats of payment cuts, hospital and private practice […]
Describes the role of the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC and outlines the benefits of putting aside personal politics when approaching elected officials and policymakers with, as well as colleagues.
This column provides a timeline of the events that led to the passage of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which directs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to postpone plans to eliminate payment for non-office-based evaluation and management services.
The College’s initiatives to address the challenges of 2020, including the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and Medicare reimbursement cuts, as well as efforts to promote and ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in all ACS-related activities, are summarized.
Dr. Hoyt, ACS Executive Director, is the recipient of the 2020 Norman McSwain PHTLS Leadership Award.
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.
Dr. Hoyt summarizes the findings of a recent Ballast Research report that identifies the ACS as one of the most effective advocacy organizations in Washington, DC.
Dr. Hoyt describes the aim of the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons and outlines new initiatives this year for the program, including the planning of multiple military quality site visits and the rollout of the “Blue Book,” which outlines criteria for selecting and evaluating institutions interested in participating in the program.
Dr. Hoyt and his co-author provide a status update of the ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative, which was pilot tested at Hawassa University in Ethiopia in 2019, and plans for moving the program forward.
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.
As Dr. Hoyt’s 10th year as ACS Executive Director concludes, he reflects on some of the College’s major achievements in 2019.
ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, provides a comprehensive summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2019.
This column focuses on lessoned learned from ACS delegation visits to Cuba, Israel, and Kosovo, and identifies the goals of the upcoming delegation trip to Morocco in March 2020.
The College’s role in ACS THRIVE, a collaborative effort to enhance value-based health care, is the focus of this month’s column.
The Surgical Metrics Project—a new opportunity available at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA—will allow participants to use wearable technology to measure surgical decision making and technique.
The educational programming and networking opportunities available at this year’s Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, are described.
The College’s role in educating legislators about the causes and effects of unanticipated medical bills is described.
The benefits of attending Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, are identified, including new public safety measures developed by city leaders.
This month’s column outlines findings from a recent ACS member survey and describes College initiatives to address marketplace challenges, particularly those in private practice.
Lessons learned and next steps regarding implementing standards drawn from the principles outlined in Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety are the focus of this month’s column.