Moderator: Keith T. Oldham, MD, FACS, Milwaukee, WI
Co-Moderator: Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY

The ACS began a resource verification program in 2017 for centers that provide surgical care to children. Optimal hospital resources have been outlined for Level I, II, and III status. Freestanding Children’s Hospitals, hospitals providing children’s surgical care within a large or regional hospital, and ambulatory surgical facilities are encouraged to seek verification. This Panel Session will educate regarding site visit preparation, including but not limited to lessons learned from verified centers, how to create an adequate Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) program, and effective use of the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® Pediatric data for Performance Improvement. This course will complement the Pediatric Surgery Day program.

Presentations and Speakers

Program and Standards Overview, Update, and Administrative Processes   
Keith Oldham, MD

Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY

Verification Overview: Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program 
Douglas C. Barnhart, MD, MSPH, FACS, Salt Lake City, UT

Pitfalls for New Programs
John M. Park, MD, Ann Arbor, MI

Children’s Surgery Program Manager Roles, Responsibilities, and Training/Background
Ashley Parent, MSN, RN, Ann Arbor , MI

How My Institution Changed Because of the CSV (Children’s Surgery Verification) Program
Marleta Reynolds, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL