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Aug 12, 2009, 17:50 ET Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Recent Comments from President Obama

The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality...


Mar 24, 2009, 04:05 ET New Trend Data Shows Access to Surgical Care at Risk in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States

American College of Surgeons Health Policy Institute issues advance findings of study on migration of surgeons The American College of Surgeons...


Mar 24, 2009, 04:00 ET Surgical Groups Form 'Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All' to Call Attention to Escalating Workforce Shortage

Surgical groups, led by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), along with other key health care stakeholders, today announced the formation of...


Feb 27, 2009, 17:46 ET American College of Surgeons Supports Steps to Shore Up Medicare Payment System In Proposed Federal Budget

Applauds President's Commitment to Health Reform The American College of Surgeons (ACS) supports important steps to address Medicare's broken...


Dec 04, 2008, 16:09 ET American College of Surgeons Issues New Health Care Reform Agenda, Emphasizes Need to Address Access, Surgical Workforce Shortage

Survey of Americans Finds Vast Majority Agree the Shortage Must Be Addressed As President-elect Barack Obama and the incoming 111th Congress...


Dec 03, 2008, 17:46 ET American College of Surgeons Comments on Institute of Medicine Report on Resident Duty Hours

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today recognized the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its committee report on resident duty hours that was...


May 09, 2008, 01:00 ET American College of Surgeons Breaks Ground on New Office Building on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today broke ground for a new home for its Washington, D.C.,...


Feb 08, 2008, 00:00 ET Independent Voters Remain Worried about Health Care

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concern about health care continues to hold strong among independent voters, even as the issue has...


Jan 29, 2008, 00:00 ET Survey Says: Patients Prep Harder for Vacation than for an Operation

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's information-rich environment, American consumers are stepping onto new car lots and into...


Nov 13, 2007, 00:00 ET American College of Surgeons Comments on JAMA Article on Surgeon Shortage

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons added its voice to a commentary on the surgeon shortage published in the...


Oct 09, 2007, 01:00 ET Surgeons Develop Innovative Life-Saving Treatments to Correct Massive Bleeding in Trauma Patients

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons are testing new ways of treating the number-one cause of death from trauma in this...


Oct 08, 2007, 01:00 ET Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of overweight children in the United States approaches epidemic proportions, one...


Oct 03, 2007, 01:00 ET A Nation Divided Over Health Care? Not So Fast

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Americans may be sharply divided in their views on many aspects of health care in the United States,...


Jun 14, 2007, 01:00 ET Many Patients With Operable Pancreatic Cancer are Not Offered Surgical Treatment

CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Analysis of data from the largest cancer database in the country has shown that a significant...


Jun 07, 2007, 01:00 ET National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study released earlier this year from the National Cancer Database (NCDB), the removal of the...


May 04, 2007, 01:00 ET President Bush Signs Bill to Improve U.S. Trauma Systems

CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President George W. Bush yesterday signed into law the Trauma Care Systems Planning and Development...


Apr 12, 2007, 01:00 ET For the First Time, Leading Cancer Organizations Jointly Release New Measures for Quality of Cancer Care for Breast and Colorectal Cancer

CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move more than two years in the making, a National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement became...


Jan 11, 2007, 00:00 ET American College of Surgeons Calls for Fair Investigation in New Orleans Case

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the American College of Surgeons remains concerned about the...