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

Stakeholder Organizations

With support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the standards were collaboratively developed by the ACS Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project, composed of more than 50 stakeholder organizations representing the needs of older patients and families, advocacy and regulatory groups, health care professionals, and multiple medical and surgical specialties. 

ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery
ACS Committee on Surgical Palliative Care
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
American Hospital Association, Health Research & Educational Trust
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
American Urological Association
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Association of VA Surgeons
Case Management Society of America
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Family Caregiver Alliance
Florida Hospital Association
Geriatrics for Specialists Initiative
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Hospital Elder Life Program
Kaiser Permanente
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Association of Social Workers
National Committee for Quality Assurance
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders
Patient and Family Centered Care Partners
Penn Medicine Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Pharmacy Quality Alliance
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine
Society of Hospital Medicine
The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
The American Board of Surgery
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The Beryl Institute
The Gerontological Society of America
The John A. Hartford Foundation
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
University of Alabama Birmingham–The Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
University of Chicago – the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Colorado/Care Transitions
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Surgery
US Department of VA – Geriatrics and Extended Care
Yale New Haven Patient Experience Council