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Oct 05, 2010, 09:00 ET American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute Releases Surgery Workforce Atlas That Shows Surgeon Shortage Across the U.S.

Growing Shortages of Surgeons and Other Physicians Pose an Increasing Threat to Patient Access to Safe, High-Quality and Affordable Care -- A new...


Oct 04, 2010, 17:45 ET Availability of Surgeons Tied to Survival Rate of Motor Vehicle Crash Victims

New study shows direct correlation between motor vehicle deaths and access to surgeons Having more surgeons working in a geographic area has a...


Sep 28, 2010, 14:41 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Washington, DC, October 3-7, 2010

The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene...


Jun 03, 2010, 17:30 ET American College of Surgeons Celebrates Grand Opening of New Building in Washington, DC

Site to serve as College's centerpiece presence on Capitol Hill The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest organization of surgeons in...


May 18, 2010, 10:00 ET Florida Hospitals and Surgeons Launch Ambitious Initiative to Improve Health Care Quality

The Florida Hospital Association and The American College of Surgeons Announce the Florida Surgical Care Initiative, a Partnership to Improve...


Nov 19, 2009, 15:21 ET American College of Surgeons Voices Strong Support for American Cancer Society Screening Mammography Guidelines

Encourages women to partner with their physicians to determine when and how often to receive mammograms The American College of Surgeons...


Nov 04, 2009, 13:00 ET Twenty Surgical Groups Say Senate Health Legislation Will Threaten Patient Access and Harm Quality

Twenty surgical organizations, led by the American College of Surgeons, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate today stating they are prepared to...


Oct 15, 2009, 12:15 ET Surgeons Discover That Common Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Problems for Some Trauma Patients

National Trauma Databank researchers find elderly patients more vulnerable to problems A common drug used for preventing heart attacks and...


Oct 14, 2009, 17:30 ET Quicker Referral for Gallbladder Operation Could Save 50 Percent of Preoperative Treatment Charges

Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services Getting patients to the operating room more quickly could cut by...


Sep 02, 2009, 13:56 ET Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Growing Democrat Support for Medical Liability Reform to be Included in Health Care Reform

The American College of Surgeons applauds Democrats - led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - for recognizing the need for Congress...


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...