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2012-08-16 23:03:51

Renowned pediatric plastic surgeon joins Lurie Childrens in Chicago (formerly Children's Memorial Hospital). Chicago, IL. (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 Arun K. Gosain, MD, joined Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children´s Hospital of Chicago as Division Head of Plastic Surgery on July 1, 2012. He comes from Rainbow Babies and Children´s Hospital in Cleveland where he served as Division Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Director of Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic and Director of Vascular...

2012-08-06 10:23:35

Tennessee State Senator Bo Watson Applauds the State's Hospitals, Surgeons and Health Plans on Collaboration and Urges Health Care Leaders to be Part of Policy Process CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, August 3, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted nearly 120 health care leaders at the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Tennessee to underscore how quality improvement programs and collaboration within the health care community can lead to improved...

2012-04-26 10:12:54

Investing in C-sections could be a cost-effective way to improve outcomes for difficult deliveries in developing countries, reports a study published Apr. 18 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Developing countries account for 99% of maternal deaths, and it is important to implement a cost-effective method to decrease these numbers. The authors of the current study, led by John Meara of Harvard Medical School, used an economic model to determine that C-sections would be "highly...

2012-04-26 09:32:07

Using statistical tools to examine World Health Organization data, researchers found that in cases of obstructed labor, Caesarean delivery saves cost as well as lives Surgery, often thought to be too expensive for wholesale global health delivery, can be a highly cost-effective means of improving health in the developing world. According to World Health Organization estimates, a significant number of nations are insufficiently providing Caesarean deliveries to meet demand, resulting in...

2012-02-07 14:15:00

In 2011, plastic surgeons in Atlanta, GA, at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery experienced an increase in Caribbean residents flying in to take advantage of the skills and qualifications of the board certified plastic surgeons and onsite JCAHO accredited surgery center, which are limited options in the patients' home countries. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 While most dream of a trip to a sandy beach or cruise through the Caribbean, many island residents from the Cayman Islands to...

2012-01-06 08:07:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's leading cleft charity with over 2,200 partner surgeons operating in over 1,100 partner hospitals in over 80 countries, today announced that it has performed its 250,000th cleft repair surgery in China, since it began operations there in 1999. All 250,000 surgeries have been performed by local Chinese surgeons. Smile Train was founded in 1999 with the mission of providing every child born with a cleft the same...

2011-09-01 14:22:00

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Keynote; Speaks to Cost-Saving Benefits for Washington CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continued its surgical health care quality national tour on Aug. 30 with its second community forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, MD. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) served as...

2011-05-05 10:34:00

New physician payment model must protect physician-patient relationship, encourage high-quality care and protect patient access to care WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today called on members of Congress to eliminate the current sustainable growth rate (SGR) Medicare physician payment formula, and transition over the next five years to a new physician payment system that fairly reflects the costs of providing high-quality health...

2011-04-12 14:35:00

CLEVELAND, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest surgical association in the world, is launching an online community powered by Within3 to support thousands of surgeons in the United States who practice in sparsely populated areas. The community will offer a range of collaborative tools to connect the surgeons and facilitate the sharing of advice, research, and other resources. Since many rural surgeons work alone, without access to leading...

2011-03-30 07:59:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers claim that the availability of surgeons is a critical factor in public health and suggests that surgery should become an important part of the primary healthcare system. A recent study led by David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, director of Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at UCSD School of Medicine, points out that surgery in the United States continues to be seen as tertiary care and is mainly centered at large urban hospitals, creating an...