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Leapfrog Group Announces First Ever National Awards Recognizing Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Excellence in Patient Care

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The Leapfrog Group announced the first ever Top Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Award, recognizing 13 ASCs across the country for excellence in quality of care and patient safety. This is the first national award of its kind bestowed to ASCs.

The competitive award honors the top performing ASCs as identified through the annual Leapfrog ASC Survey. Selection was based on mastery of quality standards across several areas of ASC performance including staffing, patient experience, hand hygiene, surgical checklist protocols, and error prevention. Over 60% of all surgeries in the U.S. take place in an ASC or Hospital Outpatient Surgery Department.

The 13 2021 Top ASCs represent seven states and 10 specialties. Data used to identify Top ASCs is gathered through the Leapfrog ASC Survey and extensively verified, with the results publicly reported alongside those of hospital outpatient departments. Methodology for Top ASCs can be viewed at

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