American College of Surgeons Archives

Abrazo West’s Trauma Center earns national verification

Abrazo West Campus

The Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons. Abrazo West Campus underwent a voluntary review process by the American College of Surgeons. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance. The program provides confirmation that Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center… Read More →

March of Dimes honors Abrazo’s Tiffiny Strever

Nurses in a line

Abrazo West Campus Trauma Manager Tiffiny Strever has been named March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year. Strever, a 30-year nursing veteran, oversees the Level 1 Trauma Center at Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving western Maricopa County.… Read More →

Mark Hong initiated into American College of Surgeons


Dr. Mark Hong of Affiliated Urologists was among 1,640 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2014 annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, Calif., last month. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare cancer programs honored


The cancer programs at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, including the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, have been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality… Read More →

Abrazo Health Announces New Trauma Medical Director

by in Business News | Healthcare

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced Dr. Christopher Salvino as West Valley Hospital’s new Trauma Medical Director. Dr. Salvino is an accomplished trauma surgeon with experience in leading American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified trauma centers. As Trauma Medical Director (TMD), Dr. Salvino will be responsible for the development… Read More →

Banner Simulation Medical Center Earns Worldwide Accreditation

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by in Business News | Education | Healthcare

Banner Health’s systemwide simulation education program has been accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in five areas of expertise, becoming one of three worldwide organizations to achieve accreditation in all areas. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare is the largest simulation organization in the world focused on improving patient care and patient… Read More →