National Program to Improve the Quality of Geriatric Surgical Patient Care Announced by American College of Surgeons and John A. Hartford Foundation
CHICAGO (June 11, 2015): The American College of Surgeons and John A. Hartford Foundation announced they will conduct a four-year initiative that will lead to improved care of older surgical patients through a standards and verification program for hospitals. The Geriatric Surgery Verification and Quality Improvement Program will produce a framework generalizable to all hospitals—regardless of size, location, or population served—to improve the quality of care they provide to older adults undergoing surgery.
Boston Surgeon Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, FACS, Receives the 2015 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO (June 5, 2015): Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, FACS, received the 2015 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at a dinner held in his honor Friday, June 6. Dr. Vacanti, the John Homans Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, is also the director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication, the codirector of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the chief of pediatric transplantation, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
New Rapid-Deployment Plasma Protocol for Trauma Care Effectively Treats Patients Quicker in the Emergency Room
CHICAGO (May 28, 2015): Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death among people under age 45, but if trauma physicians could deliver plasma to these injury victims within minutes of their arrival in the emergency room, more of them would stand a better chance of survival.
Safety and Effectiveness of Weight Loss Operations for Children Featured on New Recovery Room Podcast
CHICAGO (May 22, 2015): The Recovery Room, a podcast produced by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has released a new episode addressing how bariatric operations effectively treat obesity in pediatric and adolescent patients.
Save the Date: Chicago Hosts the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 4-8
CHICAGO (May 4, 2015): The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2015, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons, will convene October 4–8 in Chicago.
American College of Surgeons Declares Victory after Milestone U.S. Senate Vote Repealing Broken SGR Formula
CHICAGO (April 15, 2015): The ACS gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Senate’s landslide 92-8 vote Tuesday to stabilize the Medicare program by repealing the SGR.
American College of Surgeons Launches Home Skills Program for Surgical Patients Who Require Complex Wound Management
CHICAGO (April 14, 2015): A new ACS initiative uses a structured teaching and verification program that utilizes engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate patients about self-care for complex wound conditions.
American College of Surgeons Hails U.S. House Passage of Medicare Access Bill
CHICAGO (March 26, 2015): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is optimistic that much-needed Medicare program reforms are within reach following today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. ACS congratulates representatives for working together to develop a bill that implements meaningful reforms to the Medicare program, including permanent repeal of the broken sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) used to calculate physician reimbursement.
ACS Applauds U.S. House Efforts to Fix Broken Medicare Formula
CHICAGO (March 20, 2015): ACS is commending lawmakers for working together to develop a H.R. 1470 (SGR Repeal ACT), which implements meaningful reforms to the Medicare program.
75 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
CHICAGO (March 16, 2015): The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 75 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.