2023 CASA AWARD FOR ASC EXCELLENCE WINNERS!
The announcement of the 2023 awards took place at the CASA Annual Conference, September 13-15, 2023. Award winners are highlighted below.
CASA Awards 11 ASCs with the CASA Award for ASC Excellence
90210 Surgery Medical Center Wins ASC of the Year
On Thursday, September 14, 2023, CASA revealed the recipients of the 2023 CASA Award for ASC Excellence and the CASA ASC of the Year. The awards were established to acknowledge that California ASCs are drivers of excellent healthcare, providing opportunities and solutions for healthcare reform. In 2016, the CASA Board established the CASA Award for ASC Excellence as a mechanism to honor ASCs who strive to “rise to the top.” The program is built around 5 pillar categories acknowledging a CASA member facility that exemplifies best practices in the surgery center industry, plus actively promotes and advocates for ASC excellence and inclusion in the healthcare delivery system.
All of the centers recognized demonstrated significant involvements in the award pillar areas of:
- Membership – Facility supports the ASC industry through active engagement in professional organizations.
- Advocacy – Facility drives ASC-related legislation at both the Federal and State levels through education, action and financial contributions.
- Quality Metrics – Facility drives transparency and clinical quality in the ASC through facility benchmarking and public reporting and superior performance of important metrics including outcomes, pricing, and patient satisfaction.
- Education – Facility ensures clinical best practices, operational efficiency, and regulatory compliance through ongoing patient, staff and physician education.
- Community Involvement – Facility is actively engaged in educating the public regarding the benefits of ASCs and demonstrating leadership in improving the general health of their community.
The recipients submitted applications with supporting documentation demonstrating their commitment and involvement across the pillar categories. The applications were reviewed by a select, unbiased committee, who chose 11 of the candidates to receive the award. Of these outstanding ASCs, one was selected to receive the distinguished award of CASA ASC of the Year. The winners were announced at the CASA Conference, September 14, 2023, for their outstanding efforts and commitment during the pandemic.
CASA ASC of the Year – 90210 Surgery Medical Center
Joey Anda, Affiliate Quality Manager, Denise Robyn Regis, Quality Assurance & Improvement Coordinator, Perla Pacheco, Quality Compliance Management, Benita Tapia, Administrator/DON, Andy Ball, Chief Executive Officer
90210 Surgery Medical Center was awarded not only the CASA Award for ASC Excellence but they were also awarded the prestigious CASA ASC of the Year. This center was founded in 2006. They are a multi-specialty surgery center in the heart of Beverly Hills and are a joint venture between Cedars-Sinai Health System and a consortium of 30 private physicians. In 2022, they performed nearly 13,000 procedures. They have the distinctive honor of being recognized by Newsweek 3 times earning the honor of the top ASC in the country in 2023. 90210 Surgery Medical Center Staff are also extremely involved in ASC advocacy by opening their center for 4 legislative tours at both the Congressional and State level. The staff have been active by participating in the ASCA DC Fly-ins. They demonstrate an unwavering commitment to quality, implementing innovative protocols for optimum patient outcomes. They have also committed to the CASA Safe Opioid Pledge. This center has received the Spine Center of Excellence from the Joint Commission. They are active in their community by participating in community health programs and providing free surgeries to underprivileged children in the greater Los Angeles area and in March of 2022 coordinated a crucial initiative to provide supplies to Ukraine.
CASA Award for ASC Excellence Winners
Endoscopy Center of South Sacramento
Brittany Kruezer, GI Tech, Won Buenaventura, RN, Clinical Director, April Talamantes, GI Tech, Ellen Corpuz, RN, Ashna Prasad, Materials Coordinator/ GI Tech, Mylen Garcia, RN
Folsom Sierra Endoscopy Center
Danielle DuVall, CST, Lead Endoscopy Technician, Katie Becze, RN, BSN, Center Director, Chris Taylor, Director of Operations, Northern California-AMSURG, Jeff Orgen, Vice President, Operations-AMSURG
Fort Sutter Surgery Center
Rusty Marsh, Area Director of Operations, Central Valley, Maisha Alexander, OR Manager, Erin Carberry, Patient Services Manager, Christina McDonald, Administrator, Karen Murphy, Director of Nursing
North Coast Surgery Center
John Jimenez, Director of Operations, Brittney Grayson, Director of Nursing, Kallen Hoover, Chief Executive Officer, Oren Shill, Group President
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion
Lindsay Pleasant, OR Manager, Marie Yarborough, Administrator, Amanda Morales, Director of Nursing, Elizabeth Elsberry, PreOp/PACU Manager, Trish Waldrop, HR Manager, Tim Bautista, Materials Manager, Gina Varela, Business Office Manager
Surgery Center Fremont
Robin Menefee, Area Director of Operations, PAMF, Diane Pearce, Administrator, Melody States, Executive Director Bay, Sutter Surgery Center Division
Surgery Center Mountain View
Robin Menefee, Area Director of Operations, PAMF, Bessie Gessner, Area Administrator
Surgery Center Palo Alto
Robin Menefee, Area Director of Operations, PAMF, David Sakarissen, Interim Administrator
Surgery Center San Carlos
Robin Menefee, Area Director of Operations, PAMF, Adrianna Clark, Administrator
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Briggsmore Endoscopy Center
Stephanie Joseph, Nursing Supervisor, Johnny Russell, Area Director of Operations, South Valley