Welcome to the ACS’s media and breaking news hub. Here, we disseminate information about the surgical profession, advances in surgery, updates on the College’s surgical quality and educational programs, and health policy issues that affect surgeons and their patients. We maintain relationships with the medical news community to amplify the impact of the College’s key activities.
More than 5 billion people worldwide lack access to safe surgical and anesthesia care, resulting in increased mortality rates and post-surgical complications. To meet the challenges posed by this critical global health issue, the ACS has partnered with three academic health systems to develop a new Academic Global Surgery Fellowship to address surgical disparities in underserved populations.
ACS Executive Director Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, spoke today at a congressional event on Capitol Hill on the importance of safeguarding patient access to care and preventing Medicare payment cuts for surgeons.