Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons

The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, and C-SATS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Launch Strategic Collaboration to Advance Surgical Learning

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Contact Information:

Florida Chapter American College of Surgeons
Lacey Clayton, Membership Manager


C-SATS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Kathryn Sweyer, Director of Marketing

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Unlocking the Power of Data and Community to Advance Surgical Learning

JACKSONVILLE, FL – January 4, 2021.  To provide surgeon members access to best-in-class digital education resources, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons (FCACS), is formally collaborating with C-SATS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, to help support surgeons in their surgical learning journey and enhance their proficiency.

C-SATS is a cloud-based surgical learning platform that provides surgeons access to 13,000+ vetted procedure videos with case insights across various specialties and an exclusive surgeon community for peer-to-peer interaction. At its most basic level, C-SATS offers an industry leading platform for video-based surgical learning for surgeons of all career levels.

Dr. Jay Redan, Chief of Surgery at AdventHealth Celebration and also President and Governor for the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons shared the following, “Recognizing that COVID-19 has accelerated the demand for digital solutions to support surgical learning and quality, at all levels, I am thrilled that we have entered this collaboration with C-SATS. Through this platform, we can provide our members with access to a trusted, select and secure digital community through which to continue their pursuit of surgical excellence. It serves as a natural complement of the FCACS mission ‘to advance the care of surgical patients and safeguard standards of surgical care,’ inspiring quality throughout the surgical community in Florida.”

Dave Herrmann, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Digital Solutions and CEO of C-SATS, views the Florida chapter’s pioneering efforts as setting a new standard in industry and society collaboration. “We are thrilled to partner with the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in their quest to deliver high quality digital education resources to their members. It is critical, now more than ever, that the medical community comes together to develop innovative collaborations that support surgeons of all levels, as they seek to deliver best-in-class surgical care to their patients. We look forward to this continued journey with the Florida chapter and the broader surgeon community,” commented Dave.

As part of the collaboration, FCACS member surgeons will receive access to C-SATS learning Academy and Community. Members will also be able upgrade their subscription to the ADVANCED level, at a discounted price. The ADVANCED level includes the ability to securely capture surgical videos from laparoscopic or robotic towers and access data in a personalized video library. Together FCACS and C-SATS intend to elevate the learning experience for surgeons in the Florida region and provide a blueprint for how society and industry partnerships can improve care delivery.

Learn more about the collaboration at: https://floridafacs.org/c-sats

About the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) includes 62 of the 67 counties in the state. Chartered in 1953, FCACS is a non-profit medical association that advances the care of surgical patients and safeguards standards of surgical care for an optimal and ethical practice environment. The FCACS inspires quality through surgical community in Florida and activities within the American College of Surgeons.

About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) designation after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

About C-SATS

C-SATS is reinventing surgical skills improvement on a global scale. Rooted in robust research across a team of surgeons, engineers and biostatisticians at the University of Washington, C-SATS was formed in 2014 and joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in 2018. C-SATS is a SaaS-based, device agnostic, surgical learning and proficiency improvement platform. It is designed to provide secure, personalized learning and sharing opportunities as well as the ability for a surgeon to seamlessly capture, store and edit surgical videos. Surgeons of all levels can track their performance and continuously refine their skills and technique based on clinical insights and analytics as well as unbiassed assessment and expert feedback. The C-SATS platform is both HITRUST Certified and HIPAA compliant. C-SATS has been deployed in nearly 100 institutions across the country to date and already demonstrates value in some of the nation’s largest health systems.



Publication Date: 
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 1:30pm