The Board of Directors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation recently announced that Applied Medical Technology, Inc. (AMT) has committed to contributing a 1913 Legacy Campaign Leadership Gift ($100,000 and up), bringing the total raised to date for the campaign to $1.8 million. The goal of the campaign is to raise a total of $5 million. AMT joins more than 170 Fellows and organizations that have contributed to the program to support College priorities such as professional development, patient education, optimal patient care, rural surgery initiatives, and surgical volunteerism.
AMT’s donation will support the ACS Surgical Patient Education Program, specifically for the development and distribution of 2,500 skills kits on enteral feeding tubes to educate patients and their families about self-care following hospital discharge.
Read about the ACS Surgical Patient Education Program at http://www.facs.org/news//2014/home-skills0414.html. For more information about the 1913 Legacy Campaign, go to http://www.facs.org/1913campaign.