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Mar 28, 2014, 12:39 ET American College of Surgeons Calls on Senate to Vote Against the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

 The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the...


Mar 28, 2014, 12:00 ET American College of Surgeons and Ohio Health Care Leaders Identify Tools Used to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes

 Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Ohio – the 17th in a series of community...


Feb 19, 2014, 14:38 ET American College of Surgeons and North Carolina Health Care Leaders Unite to Identify Challenges, Opportunities for Improving Health Care Quality and Reducing Costs in State and Nation

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum North Carolina, one of a series of state-specific forums...


Jan 17, 2014, 17:49 ET American College of Surgeons and San Francisco Health Care Leaders Discuss Solutions for Improving Emergency and Trauma Care

Speakers Share Lessons Learned from the Asiana Airlines Accident Response Surgeons from Bay Area hospitals that treated the victims of the...


Jan 08, 2014, 14:49 ET American College of Surgeons and Northern California Health Care Leaders Discuss Improving Emergency Care System in the State

On Tuesday, January 14, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and hosts John Maa, MD, FACS, and Shelley Marks, MD, FACS, will bring together...


Dec 10, 2013, 17:04 ET American College of Surgeons Opposes Legislative Proposal that Would Freeze Physicians' Pay for the Next Decade; Seeks Delay on Vote that Will Determine How Surgeons Are Paid for Treating Elderly and Disabled Patients

 Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) issued comments on the bipartisan, bicameral legislative proposal to permanently repeal the...


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...