Tag Archive for ‘rural surgery’
Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS
This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, Secretary of the ACS and Editor of the ACS Communities.
Understanding gaps in pediatric surgery care in rural environments and forging a path forward
Outlines the factors contributing to the comfort level of general surgeons and anesthesiologists treating pediatric patients in rural hospitals.
New ACS-led verification program aims to improve care for rural surgical patients
Identifies the development and goals of a new program for verifying surgical quality in rural hospitals.
Michigan hospital participates in first pilot site visit for new ACS rural surgery verification program
The rural verification standards evaluated during the MMMC-Alpena pilot site visit are summarized as are lessons learned for future pilot site visits.
Longitudinal experience with the RTTDC: Improving outcomes through collaboration
The challenges rural trauma centers face, including practice variability, tertiary care referral, and staffing shortages, are summarized as is the evolution of the RTTDC, including evidence-based research that underscores the effectiveness of the program.
Mayo Clinic joins the national effort to train tomorrow’s rural surgeons
Outlines the Mayo Clinic’s development of a rural general surgery training track and identifies lessons learned in the first three years of the program.
Rural surgery: The road less traveled
This month’s column describes the career pathway that led a general surgeon from the New York State Tri-City Area to rural Oregon.
Rural surgery call coverage: Innovative locoregional solutions can fill the gap
Two locum tenens systems, one in Canada and one in the U.S., provide locoregional solutions for rural surgical call coverage.
Critical access hospitals continue to provide vital services to rural patients
The role of critical access hospitals in providing access to health care in rural areas is assessed, along with the financial benefits of facilities.
Scaling-up surgical care in rural Haiti
Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante’s efforts to enhance surgical services in central Haiti are outlined.
Shortage of rural surgeons: How bad is it?
An overview of the conflicting data on the shortage of rural surgeons and potential solutions to the dilemma are the focus of this month’s column.
Small hospital closures mean loss of access to care
Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.
ACS advocacy efforts in 2017 that will affect rural surgery
Two legislative issues of importance to rural surgeons—the Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act and the Critical Access Hospital 96-hour rule—are summarized.
RS3—the Montana Rural Surgery Support System—is a model for surgical care in rural CAHs
A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.
A rural surgeon looks back on his experiences
A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.
Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding
The challenges of practicing in a rural setting, including professional isolation, are explored in this month’s column.
Rural surgery and the volume dilemma
The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.
ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery hard at work
The current activities of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery are described.
Improving access to surgical care in rural America: An interview with J. David Richardson
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, who will be installed as the President of the ACS at the 2015 Clinical Congress, discusses the College’s efforts to improve access to care in rural communities.
The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need
This column outlines the rationale for starting the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Surgery Support Program, explains how it works, and describes the initial effects of the initiative.