EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
•Share information related to systems-
based practice, including dissemination
of surgical clinical practice guidelines
and development of an optimal resources
manual for surgical care
The College’s activities related to this
strategic partnership will be coordinated
by Executive Services and the ACS Division
of Member Services. M. Margaret “Peggy”
Knudson, MD, FACS, professor of surgery,
division of general surgery, San Francisco
General Hospital and Trauma Center, Uni-
versity of California, San Francisco, has
been recruited to coordinate this effort.
Dr. Knudson noted, “The past 13 years
of war, the longest in our nation’s history,
have yielded unprecedented advances in
combat casualty care with the resultant
lowest died of wounds rate ever recorded.
Through this partnership, training and edu-
cation platforms, research endeavors, qual-
ity improvement programs, and combat
readiness and disaster preparedness efforts
will be jointly shared, benefiting surgical
patients in the U.S. and throughout the
world in both civilian and combat arenas.”
Dr. Hoyt (left) and Dr. Woodson signing the MHSSPACS charter.
...[T]he MHSSPACS is just the most
recent addition to a long list of
examples of cooperation between
the ACS and the U.S. military.