Inspiring Quality in Surgical Health Care –
Quality Improvement Programs that Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs
Health care quality is a hot topic everywhere today, from infections and readmissions, to preventable errors and public reporting. As surgeons, we have a deeply held professional commitment to ensuring the highest standards for patient safety, and we’ve taken a special interest in how we can continuously monitor our performance and improve outcomes while reducing health care costs.
You are invited to continue this important discussion with us and RSVP for a special American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Florida, featuring a robust lineup of statewide surgical, health care, and government leaders on Jan. 23 at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
A panel of experts will come together to lead a community discussion around Inspiring Quality in Surgical Health Care – Quality Improvement Programs that Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs. Confirmed forum panelists include:
- John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Florida Department of Health
- Vincent A. DeGennaro, MD, FACS, President, Florida Medical Association; Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief, Surgical Services, Miami VA Healthcare System; Affiliated Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine
- Jonathan B. Gavras, MD, FCCP, Senior Vice President, Delivery System, Chief Medical Officer, Florida Blue
- David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Executive Director, American College of Surgeons
- Michael S. Nussbaum, MD, FACS, Methodist Medical Center Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville
- Bruce Rueben, President, Florida Hospital Association
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
Registration and networking: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Forum: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Crummer Hall, SunTrust Auditorium
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
As leaders in our health care community, we understand how vitally important it is that new efforts to measure and track quality do not just add to the time and cost burden physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers already face. Rather, these efforts must be based on proven methods that effectively improve patient care. The purpose of this community forum is to discuss the critical elements required in successful quality programs and hear best-practices from a panel of experts about effective quality improvement programs – developed by clinicians, for clinicians – that measurably improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Please follow this link to RSVP for the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Florida by Jan. 21. In addition, feel free to forward this invitation to others who may benefit from attending the forum. We hope to see you on Jan. 23.
Joseph J. Tepas III, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
John P. Rioux, MD, FACS
Governor, FL Chapter, ACS
Questions? Email InspiringQualityTour@FACS.org
Join the Forum discussion live via Twitter at #ACSInspiringQuality or @AmCollSurgeons