American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Office of Public Information serves as the College’s information resource and referral center for the communications media—both lay and scientific—and the public. Our public information staff works to maintain ongoing, positive working relationships with the press. 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.

Reaching out to the medical news community to facilitate press coverage of the College’s annual scientific meetings is another key media relations activity, and all interested reporters are welcome and encouraged to apply for press credentials to cover the College’s upcoming Clinical Congress this fall. The Clinical Congress is the largest international meeting of surgeons in the world.

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News Highlight

ACS NSQIP® is highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article on making surgery safer.  ACS NSQIP helps hospitals pinpoint their own problems and improve their safety numbers,  reports Laura Landro (Feb. 17, 2015). “All too often, patients are being harmed by preventable complications,” says Clifford Ko, a colorectal surgeon at UCLA and director of NSQIP. Many hospitals don’t collect reliable data on their own adverse events, and “you can’t improve a hospital’s surgical quality if you can’t measure it.”

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ACS Inspiring Quality

This video exemplifies our belief that by working together with health care leaders around the nation, the ACS, through its quality programs, will continue to have a tremendous impact on improving care and leading our health care system in the right direction.

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