Tag Archive for ‘performance improvement’

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Looking forward – January 2018

Dr. Hoyt describes how Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety fosters a culture of quality and safety.

Henry Ford Health System opens up about pilot testing Oro 2.0

This month’s column describes The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Oro 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment application, which can help organization achieve better outcomes.

Feedback fundamentals in surgical education: Tips for success

This article provides an overview of best practices for providing feedback to students and trainees.

Report from the Past-Chair of the Board of Regents: Fostering innovation at the ACS through strategic planning

An overview of the ACS Board of Regents’ structural changes and other accomplishments from 2012 to 2014 are detailed in this report.

Physicians play important role in on-site survey process

The Joint Commission’s unannounced survey process is critically important in evaluating the quality of care that patients receive from an organization.

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.

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.

Looking forward – January 2013

The ACS has engaged in an ongoing performance improvement process for approximately 18 months to help ensure that the College has a world-class workforce dedicated to helping Fellows and members provide high-quality care to the surgical patient. The current phase of this process is focused on defining the ACS’ organizational values, which are as follows: Professionalism, Excellence, Innovation, Introspection, and Inclusion. This column discusses these five values, the rational for making them priorities, and the behaviors associated with each principle.

College hires new HR Director and promotes staffer to lead PI effort

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director, announced on July 9 that the College has filled two key positions on its Executive Team—the Director of Human Resources, and a brand new position, the Director of Performance Improvement.


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