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ACS Quality Programs Press Releases

2015

ACS NSQIP® named a 2014 Recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award
March 4, 2015
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP®)

Hospitals Participating in ACS NSQIP Significantly Improve Surgical Outcomes Over Time
February 27, 2015
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP®)

American College of Surgeons Releases Position Statement Stressing Importance of Trauma Center Designation Based Upon Population–Based System Need
February 6, 2015
Committee on Trauma (COT)

American College of Surgeons Issues Comments on Surgical Quality and Readmissions Studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association 
February 3, 2015
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

2014

Breast and Colorectal Cancers Remain More Aggressive in Children
October 29, 2014
National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)

44 ACS NSQIP® Participating Hospitals Recognized for Achieving Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Patient Care
October 22, 2014
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Releases Sixth Edition of Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient
October 6, 2014
Committee on Trauma (COT)

ACS NSQIP® Database Helps Hospital Identify and Curb Its Surgical Risk: Blood Clots in Patients Placed in Isolation
July 28, 2014
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative Saves 533 Lives and $75 Million in Three Years 
July 28, 2014
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

Surgical Patient Safety Program Greatly Reduces Surgical Site Infections in Patients Who Undergo Heart Operations
July 27, 2014
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

74 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
May 6, 2014
Commission on Cancer (CoC)

MBSAQIP Releases Unified Accreditation Standards
February 4, 2014
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

2013

New Study Finds Overall Hospital Quality Performance Differs
July 18, 2013
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP®)

Surgical Patients’ Mortality Rates Drop at ACS NSQIP Hospitals in California
July 15, 2013
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)

Pennsylvania Cancer Centers Publicly Release Outcomes Data
December 9, 2013
National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)

ACS NSQIP Partnership Aims to Improve Surgical Care Quality at Illinois Hospitals
December 12, 2013
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)

2012

Unified National Accreditation Program Announced by ACS and ASMBS
March 9, 2012
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

ACS Announces Surgical Patient Safety Collaboration with CDC
April 16, 2012
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)

Rapid Quality Reporting System Increases Compliance Rates
December 3, 2012
National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)

2011

NTDB Analysis Reveals Elderly Trauma Patients May Not Always Receive High-Quality Care
January 25, 2011
National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)

BCBS of Michigan and 22 Michigan Trauma Centers Partner with ACS
February 11, 2011
Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP®)

ACS Releases Monthly National Trauma Data Bank Reports
March 14, 2011
National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)

New CoC Accreditation Standards Gain Strong Support
August 31, 2011
Commission on Cancer (CoC)

For press releases about studies on ACS quality programs published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, visit the JACS press release index page.