ACS now accepting
The American College of Surgeons
Surgical Research Committee is
accepting applications until February
24, 2017, for the 2017 Joan L. and Julius
H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator
Award. This award recognizes
outstanding surgeons engaged in
research, advancing the art and science
of surgery, and demonstrating early
promise of significant contributions
to the practice of surgery and the
safety of surgical patients.
This award is intended for surgeons
who are at the “tipping point” of
their research careers with a track
record indicative of early promise and
potential. Well-established surgeon-scientists are ineligible for the award.
For details on award criteria and
nomination procedures, visit the
Jacobson Promising Investigator
Award website at
20 cancer care facilities
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the
American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted
its mid-year 2016 Outstanding Achievement
Award (OAA) to a select group of 20 accredited
cancer programs throughout the U.S.
Award criteria were based on qualitative
and quantitative surveys conducted January 1
through June 30, 2016. The biannual award was
established in 2004 to recognize cancer programs
that strive for excellence in demonstrating
compliance with the CoC standards and are
committed to ensuring high-quality cancer care.
A CoC-accredited cancer program is eligible to
earn the OAA after completing the accreditation
survey and receiving a performance report that
indicates an accreditation award of “Three-Year
with Commendation.” Specifically, the program
must receive commendation ratings for the
seven commendation level standards and no
deficiencies for the remaining 27 standards.
View the list of this year’s first group of OAA
recipients on the ACS website at facs.org/quality-
programs/cancer/coc/info/outstanding/2016-part- 1. ♦
Operative Site Drainage after Hepatectomy: A Propensity
Score Matched Analysis Using the American College of
Surgeons NSQIP Targeted Hepatectomy Database
David G. Brauer, MD, MPHS; Timothy M. Nywening, MD, MS, MPHS; David P. Jaques, MD, FACS; and
colleagues use the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS
NSQIP®) targeted hepatectomy database to analyze operative site drainage after elective hepatectomy.
In a propensity score matched population, operative site drainage is not associated with a diagnosis of
post-hepatectomy bile leaks requiring intervention, but is associated with a greater number of drainage
procedures, and contributes to greater length of stay and increased unplanned 30-day readmissions.
This article and all other JACS content is available at www.journalacs.org. ♦