American College of Surgeons Media Press Releases Press Releases 2015 Press Releases 2014 Press Releases 2013 Press Releases 2012 Press Releases 2011 Press Releases ACS Quality Programs Journal (JACS) Press Releases Media Resources Media Resources About ACS ACS Health Policy Research Institute Patient Education Quality Programs National Cancer Data Base National Trauma Data Bank ACS Publications ACS in the News Stay Up to Date with ACS Press Releases Check this page periodically to find current news from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Direct your media query to the ACS Office of Public Information E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 312-202-5328 2015 Press Releases American College of Surgeons Issues a Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy CHICAGO (March 3, 2015): According to the ACS, recent news coverage concerning exposing babies to peanuts to avoid a food allergy into adulthood sounds positive, but could have disastrous outcomes. Hospitals Participating in ACS NSQIP Significantly Improve Surgical Outcomes Over Time CHICAGO (February 27, 2015 – 10 am CT): The majority of hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS NSQIP®) improve surgical outcomes over time, and improvement continues with each year that hospitals participate in the program, according to a new study published online today in Annals of Surgery. American College of Surgeons Releases Position Statement Stressing Importance of Trauma Center Designation Based Upon Population–Based System Need CHICAGO (February 6, 2015): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently released a statement emphasizing that the allocation of trauma centers should be based upon the needs of the population, rather than the needs of individual health care organizations or hospital groups. American College of Surgeons Issues Comments on Surgical Quality and Readmissions Studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association CHICAGO (February 3, 2015): The American College of Surgeons addresses two studies in the February 3 issue of JAMA that discuss an ACS quality improvement program—ACS NSQIP. American College of Surgeons Launches Initiative to Attract the Next Generation of Surgeons and Continue Its Legacy of Excellence CHICAGO (January 7, 2015): Today ACS announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under the age of 45) to become involved in the organization and increase membership.