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The Communication Pulse: Leadership and Member Perspectives

January 4, 2022

100 Words

I always try to enter each new year with optimism and gratitude. As 2022 begins, and I take the helm as the American College of Surgeons' Executive Director, I am optimistic that, together, we will build a stronger future for our specialty. I know that our continued commitment to excellence will improve access to high quality care for all patients, and I am grateful to each of you who are enduring a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic with skill, determination, and grit. We are essential leaders of the healthcare team. I've never been prouder to be a surgeon, and to represent our interests on all fronts.

—Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, ACS Executive Director

Surgeon Voices

In this issue, Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, ACS Communications Consultant, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, interviews David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Immediate Past-ACS Executive Director, who discusses the 100-year anniversaries of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and Committee on Trauma (COT). Dr. Hoyt speaks on the history of achievement for the two groups, the century-long impact they have had on the quality of care for two major branches of surgery, and the future goals of the CoC and COT.