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2014-08-29 16:23:58

Funding needed for state and rural trauma systems and to create new models for regionalized emergency care CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After authoring a new law to include burn injuries as part of trauma care, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), is working on legislation to provide long overdue financing to develop and revitalize the nation's state and rural trauma systems and to create innovative new models of regionalized emergency care. Sen. Reed's Improving Trauma...

2014-08-04 23:02:10

The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. Bayonne, NJ (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS)...

2014-06-30 16:27:04

CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of health care leaders who shared insights into the unique health care issues that rural areas face today, including workforce shortages, quality education and training for the next generation of rural surgeons, and access to trauma care. Speakers at the forum highlighted how the trauma system has evolved...

2014-05-29 23:15:41

Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger Operates Three Facilities in the Aloha State Honolulu, Hawaii (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Larry Schlesinger, M.D. a plastic surgeon in Hawaii for over 30 years recently passed a major milestone, completing 20,000 surgical procedures in a career marked by accolades, awards, and achievements. Twenty thousand procedures over 30 years equates to over 600 procedures per year, and that’s why Dr. Schlesinger is found usually in his office or the operating room. “I am a...

2014-04-27 12:21:00

Aesthetic Society Elects Top Officers at 2014 Annual Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Las Vegas plastic surgeon Michael C. Edwards MD, is the new president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The Aesthetic Society, with more than 2,600 members, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. The election of new officers was held on April 27,...

2014-04-03 12:28:36

CHICAGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Apr. 1, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), in partnership with Safe Surgery 2015 and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA), hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum South Carolina, bringing together surgeons and other health care leaders to discuss the successes and challenges of implementing the surgical checklist in 100 percent of operating rooms in the state. Forum participants emphasized the...

2014-03-28 12:26:43

A return to bipartisan, bicameral efforts to fix the Medicare physician payment system is needed WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the 17th short-term patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in the past decade. This action undermines the collaborative, bipartisan and...

2014-03-28 12:26:32

CHICAGO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Ohio - the 17(th) in a series of community forums held across the U.S. to share examples of how surgeon-led quality improvement programs have set higher standards, reduced costs and improved patient outcomes at a state and national level. The forum, held at The Ohio State University (OSU), featured a panel of health care leaders who...

2014-03-26 11:08:57

Too-restricted hours may work for some residents, but not for surgical residents Strictly limiting the number of hours surgical residents can work has not improved patient outcomes but may have increased complications for some patients and led to higher failure rates on certification exams, a research paper concludes. Traditionally, doctors in the residency phase of their training spent very long hours in a hospital –often around-the-clock--so they could see a wide variety and high...

2014-03-19 23:31:24

Friends, colleagues and patients join together in wishing Dr. Brown a rewarding and well-earned retirement as he readies to conclude more than 35 years of superb patient care. Danbury, CT (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Dr. Lionel Brown is one of those exceptional physicians that people count themselves lucky to know. In his close to four decades as a hand specialist, he has restored dexterity, mobility and quality of life to tens of thousands of grateful patients. As a medical student Dr. Brown...


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