State Surgeon General to Participate in Surgical Health Care Quality Forum

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Contact: DOH Office of Communications (850) 245-4111


TALLAHASSEE- State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong will participate in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Florida, a panel discussion to highlight the importance of physician-led quality improvement initiatives that help reduce costs and improve patient outcomes throughout Florida and across the nation.

WHO: Panelists include:

John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Florida Department of Health
Vincent A. DeGennaro, MD, FACS, President, Florida Medical Association; Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief, Surgical Services, Miami VA Healthcare System; Affiliated Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine
Jonathan B. Gavras, MD, FCCP, Senior Vice President, Delivery System, Chief Medical Officer, Florida Blue
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Executive Director, American College of Surgeons
Michael S. Nussbaum, MD, FACS, Methodist Medical Center Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville
Bruce Rueben, President, Florida Hospital Association

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Rollins College – Crummer Hall
SunTrust Auditorium
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Parking is available at the SunTrust Parking Garage, at the corner
of Park Ave. and Lyman Ave. Participants will receive a parking voucher
upon arrival at SunTrust Auditorium.

To RSVP for the forum, please visit


The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.


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