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MHSSPACS Leadership Group holds inaugural meeting in Chicago


 

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The Leadership Group of the newly formed Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS) held its inaugural meeting March 31 at the College’s headquarters in Chicago, IL. ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and Captain Eric Elster, MD, FACS, chair, department of surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, and U.S. Navy staff transplant surgeon, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, co-chaired the meeting.

At the MHSSPACS meeting (from left): Drs. Tefera, Winchester, Turner, Elster, and Cordts; Colonel Martin; Dr. Knudson; Colonel Gross; Admiral Bono; Mr. Kirk; Dr. Hoyt; Ms. Bura and Ms. Blair.

M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, Medical Director for the MHSSPACS, organized the meeting, which was attended by leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as representatives of key divisions of the ACS that are involved in this new partnership. The group considered four major topics that will be jointly addressed by the partnership, including quality of care in the military health system, education and training in combat care for military surgeons, trauma and combat casualty research, and the military’s Joint Trauma System.

In addition, the group discussed plans for a new military surgical society, called the Excelsior Society, which will meet for the first time at the ACS Clinical Congress in 2015.

MHSSPACS Leadership Group

Sameera Ali, Administrative Director, Continuous Quality Improvement, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care
Jeffrey Bailey, MD, FACS, Director, Institute for Surgical Research, U.S. Air Force, San Antonio, TX
Patrick Bailey, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate Director, ACS Division of Education
Admiral Raquel Bono, MD, FACS, ACS Governor, U.S. Navy
Connie Bura, Associate Director, ACS Division of Member Services
Jean Clemency, Administrative Director, ACS Trauma Programs
Paul Cordts, MD, FACS, Department of Defense, Health Affairs
Captain Eric Elster, MD, FACS, Chair, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, and U.S. Navy staff transplant surgeon, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Colonel Kirby Gross, MD, FACS, U.S. Army, Director, Military Joint Trauma System
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director
Donald Jenkins, MD, FACS, Executive Committee, ACS Committee on Trauma
Garrett Kirk, MPH, Program Administrator, MHSSPACS
M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, ACS Medical Director, MHSSPACS
Colonel Matthew Martin, MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director and Chief, Surgical Critical Care, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Colonel Todd Rasmussen, MD, FACS, Director, U.S. Combat Casualty Research Program, U.S. Air Force
Michael Rotondo, MD, FACS, Director, ACS Trauma Programs
Ajit Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director, ACS Division of Education
C. William Schwab, MD, FACS, Captain (Retired), U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Stamp, MD, FACS, ACS Governor, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Operation Giving Back
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, ACS Division of Member Services
David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs

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