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

October 2015

Clinical Congress Edition

In This Issue:

Don't Miss ACS Foundation Events at Clinical Congress

If you are attending the 2015 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, we hope that you will include the ACS Foundation in your schedule. Please RSVP (if you haven't already) for the 27th annual Donor Recognition Luncheon, which will be on Monday, October 5, beginning at 11:30am, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom. Also, the Foundation will be providing, as a service to our donors, complimentary registration for the Estate Planning Seminar.  And, of course, please be sure to stop by the Hospitality Center, which will be located in McCormick Place, West Concourse, Level 3. 

To RSVP for the Luncheon or ask any questions, please call 312-202-5338 or email us.

We can't wait to see you there and say "Thank You" in person! 

The ACS Foundation Staff

Support the ACS Foundation Annual Fund

Contributions to the ACS Foundation's Annual Fund help sustain member benefits and outreach such as scholarships, lifelong learning, research, patient education and more. If you haven't made a gift yet this year, please stop by the ACS Foundation's Hospitality Center (McCormick Place, West Concourse, Level 3) to donate or give securely online. Your donation is tax-deductible and will make a real impact for the profession and surgical patients - you can also designate your gift to your favorite ACS program. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity!

The Mayne Legacy

Engineer, surgeon, health care advocate, entrepreneur— Earl Hugh Mayne, MD, FACS, could only dream of earning these titles as a young boy growing up on a small farm near Mason City, IA. He eventually attained these professional goals through hard work, education, and business acumen. In 1915, Dr. Mayne was admitted to the ACS as a charter member and was later elected to serve on its Board of Governors. Throughout his career, Dr. Mayne campaigned for health care advances, often ignoring prejudices against modern medicine. For example, he was a pioneer in the use of diphtheria antitoxin during a time that the disease had a 40 percent mortality rate.
But one of Dr. Mayne's most striking achievements was in philanthropy—he established the Mayne Educational Fund in 1944, thus becoming the first Fellow to provide a legacy gift for the educational mission of the ACS. In 1994, the ACS Board of Regents honored Dr. Mayne by naming the ACS Foundation's planned giving program the Mayne Heritage Society to recognize his leadership in philanthropy. Read more about Dr. Mayne's life by visiting the ACS Bulletin's website.

Like Dr. Mayne, many individuals include charities in their bequest. Have you considered joining them? If you'd like to think more about this giving option, free resources are available to you.

ACS Foundation Presents Distinguished Awards

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation Board of Directors will present the longstanding Distinguished Philanthropist Award and a new Distinguished Organization Award at the 2015 Clinical Congress.

This year's recipient of the Distinguished Philanthropist Award will be Danny R. Robinette, MD, FACS, and his wife, Paula. They are the 25th recipients of the Foundation's Distinguished Philanthropist Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to philanthropy and to the ACS mission. In addition to their philanthropic support of the ACS, they contribute to several not-for-profit organizations within the Fairbanks community.

The Foundation Board will also present the newly established Distinguished Organization Award to the Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, in honor of its generous philanthropic partnership with the College.

The recipients will be honored at the Foundation's annual Donor Recognition Luncheon, Monday, October 5, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

The Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship Award Update

At the Donor Recognition Luncheon, the ACS Foundation will announce progress toward the goal of $200,000 to establish the Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship Award. To date, nearly 100 donors have generously committed gifts to honor the award's namesake, Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, FRCS(h), FRCSI(h), Emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; professor of otology and laryngology, Harvard Medical School; and member, Board of Directors, Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety; ACS Past-President; and Past-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents.

In early 2015, two Healy Fellows – Dr. David Brown of Michigan and Dr. Rahul Shah of Maryland – in partnership with the ACS Foundation staff, began the fundraising initiative to honor Dr. Healy and to give longevity to his passionate advocacy for engaging young medical trainees in lessons of safety, quality and professionalism.

The Healy Award will be used by one recipient annually to visit and engage with one or more successful mentors. The recipient will be expected to publish a substantial article in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, detailing the educational experience. Over time, Healy Awardees will preserve their mentors' wisdom and guidance for themselves and future generations of surgeons.

An ambitious goal of $200,000 was set in order to initiate the annual award in 2016. Fellows and friends who would like to honor Dr. Healy in this unique way may donate online or call 312-202-5338.

2015 Fellows Leadership Society Members

Special thanks to the 2015 Fellows Leadership Society and Mayne Heritage Society members. We appreciate their generous support of the quality care mission of the College.

Mayne Heritage Society (Legacy/Planned Gifts)
Charles Balch, MD, FACS, and Mrs. Carol Balch
Marcel C. C. Machado, MD, FACS
Roger S. Foster, Jr., MD, FACS, and Baiba J. Grube, MD, FACS

Founders Circle (cumulative gifts totaling $75,000 to $100,000)
Samuel P. Reyes, MD, FACS, and Leaena N. Reyes, MD

Presidents Circle (cumulative gifts totaling $50,000 to $75,000)
Mehmet Ali Haberal, MD, FACS(HON)

Regents Circle (cumulative gifts totaling $25,000 to $50,000)
David J. Brown, MD
Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, and Mrs. Mary Pruitt
Rahul Shah, MD, FACS, and Banu Karimi-Shah, MD
Jon A. van Heerden, MD, FACS, FRCS

Governors Circle (cumulative gifts totaling $10,000 to $25,000)
Nicole Baril, MD, FACS
Arthur Cooper, MD, FACS
Brian J. Daley, MD, FACS, and Lisa C. Daley
Michael and Laurie Ewald
Edwin S. Gerrish, MD, FACS, and Catherine C. Gerrish, MD
Gregory J. Kechejian, MD, FACS
Dr. Trevor J. McGill, MD, FACS
David Parry, MD, and Hilary Parry
David W. Roberson, MD, FACS
David J. Terris, MD, FACS
David S. Zamierowski, MD, FACS


Regents Circle (cumulative gifts totaling $250,000 to $500,000)