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2012-12-12 20:21:19

New Georgia Hospital Collaborative Announced at American College of Surgeons Quality Forum CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), in association with the American Cancer Society, hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Georgia, the 11(th) program in a series of events to drive national discussions on effective quality improvement methods that surgeons, physicians and hospitals are using to improve patient safety and...

2012-12-10 12:24:33

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diana Dickson-Witmer, M.D., FACS, has been named medical director of the Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. She takes over for Emily Penman, M.D., who is taking on additional responsibilities at Christiana Care's Department of Surgery. Dr. Dickson-Witmer previously served as the associate medical director of the Breast Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/DC26305) (Logo:...

2012-11-16 16:23:30

Forum co-hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) held the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum New York, the 10(th) program in a series of events to drive national discussions on effective quality improvement methods that surgeons, physicians and hospitals are using to improve patient safety and reduce costs. The forum was hosted by ACS in partnership with...

2012-11-01 15:25:13

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Susan Vasko. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/DC04415) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online each year...

2012-10-25 11:25:37

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) announces that preeminent plastic surgeon Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD, FACS has been elected AAAASF's new board president. Dr. Keyes was previously secretary, treasurer and a vice president on AAAASF's board and assumes the presidency held by Harlan Pollock, M.D. Dr. Keyes, a recognized authority on issues of patient safety, has been a board leader at AAAASF,...

2012-10-12 15:21:44

U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach (R-PA6) applauds local efforts to improve patient outcomes, emphasizes role of quality improvement in shaping health care reform CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) held the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Philadelphia, the ninth program in a series of events to drive national discussions on effective quality improvement methods that surgeons, physicians and hospitals are using to improve...

2012-10-01 20:23:18

Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports needle biopsy is a more efficient, less invasive way to get the same diagnosis as traditional open biopsy Women suspected of having breast cancer now have more reasons to be diagnosed with a needle biopsy instead of a traditional open surgical biopsy. Besides avoiding the risks and discomfort of an open surgical procedure, needle biopsies can also lead to improved treatment outcomes according to findings from a new study published in...

2012-10-01 14:20:05

Trauma surgeons examine injury differences, supervision, and mobile device use in pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trauma surgeons have identified two preventable reasons why young pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles--poor guardian supervision and distraction because of mobile device use. The researchers also found that injuries are often minor in children, but much more severe in seniors, according to a study presented in...

2012-10-01 06:27:08

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric surgeon Dr. Jed Nuchtern has been appointed as chief of the division of pediatric surgery at Texas Children's Hospital. Nuchtern, whose appointment was effective Sept 18, will continue his roles as pediatric surgeon with Texas Children's Cancer Center and as professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about pediatric surgery visit texaschildrens.org An eminent leader in the field...

2012-10-01 06:26:36

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A first of its kind program for surgeons has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Southern California and Mimic Technologies that will help identify which training programs are working for robotic surgery. The new technology, called MShare, provides a forum for surgeons and hospital administrators, worldwide, to communicate and share curricula that have been validated by new research. The new system will be unveiled at the...