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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Verification Program

Emergency General Surgery Verification Program

Emergency General Surgery Verification Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) are pleased to present the EGS Verification Program, a national quality verification program focused on the care and treatment of patients undergoing emergency general surgical care. Grounded in an awareness of the diverse scope of emergency general surgical care, this program focuses on those areas unique to the experience of EGS patients and providers, including:

  • A triaged approach to care for patients across the spectrum of need, including standards addressing both timeliness and team availability
  • Recognition of the value of clinically relevant EGS data to drive quality improvement including the development of a new EGS-focused NSQIP Targeted Registry Module 
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to care and quality, with involvement of the full array of care team members serving EGS patients

Getting Started

Find resources to learn more about the program and how to prepare for a site visit.

Participation Process

EGS-VP Standards

Learn more about the EGS Verification Program Standards.

Program Standards

Participating Hospitals

Find hospitals that participated in the EGS-VP pilot process.

Participants

Questions?

If you have questions about the Emergency General Surgery Verification Program, contact us today.