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Nov 11, 2013, 18:06 ET American College of Surgeons and Arizona Health Care Leaders Share Successes, Identify Areas of Improvement in Surgical Quality Improvement Programs

On  Friday, November 8, The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Arizona, the 14th program in...


Oct 09, 2013, 14:54 ET Stop the Bleeding! Hartford Consensus Group Issues a Call to Action at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress to Reduce Death Toll among Mass-Casualty Victims in the U.S.

Conference Attendees Learn About Strategies to Increase Victim Survival in their Communities  All too often, victims of active shooter or...


Oct 08, 2013, 11:30 ET Colon Polyps in Elderly Patients Are More Likely to Develop in Areas Seen Only with Colonoscopy

Large, single-center study calls into question the use of sigmoidoscopy to screen for colon cancer in patients over age 60 People over 60...


Oct 07, 2013, 04:00 ET American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress Convenes this Week in Washington, DC

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress convenes this week in Washington, DC, running until Thursday, October 10. The...


Apr 26, 2013, 13:43 ET American College of Surgeons and Connecticut Health Care Leaders Unite to Drive Discussions on Effective Quality Improvement Amidst Major State and Federal Reform

 The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Connecticut, in partnership with the ACS...


Mar 14, 2013, 13:40 ET ACS NSQIP Program Data Tracks Surgical Patient Readmission Data Better than Administrative Data

Journal of American College of Surgeons study shows ACS NSQIP data is a highly viable—and possibly the only—source for data on...


Jan 23, 2013, 13:29 ET American College of Surgeons and Florida Health Care Leaders Unite to Drive Discussions on Effective Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs in the State

ACS Announces Three-Year Extension of Statewide Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative in Partnership with Florida Hospital...


Dec 12, 2012, 19:36 ET Health Care Leaders Share Data on Proven Quality Programs, Offer Path Forward for Improving Patient Care and Reducing Health Care Costs in Georgia and Across the Nation

New Georgia Hospital Collaborative Announced at American College of Surgeons Quality Forum Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), in...


Nov 16, 2012, 13:33 ET American College of Surgeons and New York Health Care Leaders Discuss the Role Quality Data and Reporting Will Have in the Future of Health Care

Forum co-hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center  Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) held the ACS...


Oct 12, 2012, 17:09 ET American College of Surgeons and Philadelphia Health Care Leaders Discuss Physician-Led Quality Improvement Initiatives

U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach (R-PA6) applauds local efforts to improve patient outcomes, emphasizes role of quality improvement in shaping...


Oct 04, 2012, 12:00 ET New Respiratory Care Program Suggests Promise in Decreasing Pulmonary Complications in Surgical Patients

Simple postoperative activities such as deep coughing, getting out of bed, and walking improve pulmonary outcomes in patients who undergo major...


Oct 01, 2012, 17:30 ET Pedestrian Accidents are More Severe for Seniors and More Preventable for Young People

Trauma surgeons examine injury differences, supervision, and mobile device use in pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles Trauma surgeons...


Sep 25, 2012, 14:18 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Chicago: September 30-October 4

 The Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons—one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the...


Sep 11, 2012, 12:14 ET American College of Surgeons and Houston Health Care Leaders Host Forum to Discuss Proven Ways of Improving Quality and Reducing Health Care Costs

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Applauds American College of Surgeon's Leadership in Education, Training, and Surgical Quality Improvement...


Aug 06, 2012, 13:45 ET American College of Surgeons and Tennessee Health Care Leaders Host Forum to Discuss New Model for Improving Quality and Reducing Health Care Costs

Tennessee State Senator Bo Watson Applauds the State's Hospitals, Surgeons and Health Plans on Collaboration and Urges Health Care Leaders to be...


Jun 12, 2012, 05:00 ET American College of Surgeons and Boston Health Care Leaders Examine How Quality Improvement Helps Curb Escalating Health Care Costs

Surgeons call on quality improvement programs to drive better outcomes and care at a lower cost The American College of Surgeons (ACS)...


Apr 20, 2012, 17:28 ET American College of Surgeons Joins Washington State's Aviation and Health Care Leaders to Advance Safety and Quality Improvement

Congressman Jim McDermott Congratulates Washington Aviation and Surgical Communities on Leadership and Successes  The American College...


Mar 09, 2012, 14:18 ET Unified National Accreditation Program for Bariatric Surgery Centers Announced by American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced plans today to combine their...


Mar 09, 2012, 13:01 ET American College of Surgeons and San Diego Health Care Leaders Host Forum to Discuss Surgical Quality Improvement Programs that Increase Health Care Value

Surgeons promote better patient outcomes and greater access to care at a lower cost  More than 100 California health care leaders...


Dec 21, 2011, 17:08 ET American College of Surgeons Calls on Congress to "End Politics" and Fix the Current Unsustainable Medicare Payment System

Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its deep disappointment in Congress' inability to enact comprehensive and politically viable...