Awards


The 2019 Awards Nomination process closed on Friday, March 8th.



ASC Patient Advocate Award

This award will be presented to a person who has taken initiative above and beyond to help improve patient care in the ASC setting. Nominations must include a cover letter describing the persons role in the ASC industry and their initiative in patient care.

Past Winners:

2018 Award Recipient: Patrick Rehm

Patrick RehmPat, the administrator for Center for Specialty Surgery of Austin, puts patient care first,  and works with patients every day on top of his administration responsibilities. By being involved in patient care, it allows Pat to keep his pulse on the facility and our patient’s while addressing topics to the Governing Body and Quality Council. Pat listens to patients and introduces himself at the bedside while taking the time to make a patients day special. With these actions, Pat is the embodiment of patient advocate. 




Vendor of the Year Award

This award is presented to a vendor who has made positive changes in the ASC industry. Nominations must include a description of the vendors company, Texas client outreach, services and detailed information about how the company has made positive changes in the ASC industry.

Past Winners:

2018 Award Recipient: HST Pathways

HST PathwaysClient satisfaction. HST’s business model is based around personal responses and partnerships with their clients. HST sees themselves as client advocates. Through this business model, HST takes the extra effort to understand their client’s processes, flow, and preferences. After working in-person with staff to design the centers workflow needs, design control is given to the center while HST takes a step back to guide the center to success, through technology, on a partnership level.



Rising Star Award

This award is presented to an  individual that works in an ASC and has shown significant growth in the ASC industry. Nominations must include a description of the individuals name, center, client outreach, and detailed information about how the individual has made an impact to the ASC industry and is making a difference in patient care. 

Past Winners:

2018 Award Recipient: James McClung

James McClungJames has shown great leadership in the ASC world since he became the Nurse Administrator at the Center for Specialty Surgery of Austin in 2015.  He has been on the forefront of the TASCS movement being involved in the Texas PAC, attending meetings, and working on getting fundraising for ASCA. He is on the ASCA PAC executive board which affects all ASC’s nationwide. On top of the leadership James has shown in the Political ASC climate, he is also a dedicated, compassionate nurse.  He strives to put the patient first and deliver superb, comforting care. 



ASC Innovations Award

This award will be presented to a facility that has taken strides to create new and innovative programs within their facility. Nominations must include a cover letter describing the program innovation and how it has improved the facility.