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Dr. Hoyt provides an update on ACS diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives including a virtual summit that convened the House of Surgery in June to discuss the provision of equitable and value-based care, the work of the Board of Governors Diversity Pillar, and the hiring of the new ACS Director of Diversity
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt outlines the educational programming available at this year’s virtual Clinical Congress, including the return of Postgraduate Courses and Special Sessions on timely topics of interest.
Describes the development of the Optimal Resources for Surgery Residency Training manual, scheduled for be released later this year, which seeks to create a common vision of the goals of surgical training and clarify and improve the training process though enhanced stakeholder engagement.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt presents an overview of the College’s past experience with matters of race and outlines steps the organization is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive membership.
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.