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

The Communication Pulse: Leadership and Member Perspectives

100 Words

Quality and safety. You work to deliver quality care. You think about safety several times a day. The "time out" pause for safety, looking through the abdomen before closure and making sure "counts" are correct. The postoperative check on the patient in the recovery room. Reporting of adverse events and convening the surgical staff to discuss complications and mortality. Telling patients in words they understand what went right and what went wrong. Sharing practice data and ACS Quality Programs have made an enormous difference by measuring system and surgeon performance. Learn about quality and safety through the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, which remains available to view online until August 16.

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents

Surgeon Voices

In this issue, Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, interviews:

Danielle Sauders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP, Chair, Board of Governors Quality, Research and Optimal Patient Care Pillar, to provide a follow-up on the Quality and Safety Conference

Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS, ACS Treasurer, to discuss the ACS investment strategy