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

The Communication Pulse: Leadership and Member Perspectives

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The importance of surgical specialty engagement in the ACS cannot be overstated. Participation in the Clinical Congress and in meetings on education, advocacy, quality and anti-racism during the pandemic has been strengthened by our ability to virtually convene thousands of surgeons. In fact, our ability to “convene” and engage specialty surgeons within the House of Surgery has improved based on a new structure that has “promoted” all ACS Regents as “platoon” leaders. These leaders are charged with the task of interfacing with advisory councils, chapters, surgical organizations and governors on a regular basis. Our ranks are stronger and our communication better than ever!

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents

Surgeon Voices

In this issue, Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, interviews:

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS, ACS Regent and Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of California Davis School of Medicine, on her recent election as President-Elect of the American Surgical Association.

Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, FACS, vice-chair, department of surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston; Carla McWilliams, MD, chief, quality and safety, Cleveland Clinic Florida; and Nadia Cuff, MSN, CCRN-K, senior director of quality, Cleveland Clinic Florida, on a site visit for the new ACS Quality Verification Program.