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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...

Nov 12, 2012, 10:07 ET

Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk

Study shows severity of ankle fractures increases as body mass index increases Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most...

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...

Jul 31, 2012, 14:05 ET

Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes

 The 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived, and according to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS),...

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...

Mar 02, 2012, 15:00 ET

Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated -- and Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they're also commonly misdiagnosed. That's because the two major types of sprained...

Mar 02, 2012, 11:00 ET

Ankle Replacement Rapidly on the Rise

 Arthritic hips and knees are replaced all the time—but did you know that arthritic ankles can also be replaced? In fact, ankle...

Mar 01, 2012, 11:00 ET

Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives

Breakthrough treatments making the difference  Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility, and improving...

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...

Dec 06, 2011, 10:30 ET

Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed

Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and...