December 1, 2021
Fredericksburg, VA, December 1, 2021 – In recognition of its quality and patient safety, Fredericksburg
Ambulatory Surgery Center (FASC) was named a Leapfrog Top Ambulatory Surgery
Center (ASC) in 2021, one of only 13 selected nationally for the competitive
award. This is the inaugural year of Leapfrog’s Top ASC award which
honors top performers as verified by the
Leapfrog ASC Survey. The award is presented by
The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely
acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
The quality of patient care across many areas of ASC performance is considered
in identifying award winners, including staffing, patient experience,
hand hygiene, surgical checklist protocols, and error prevention.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Marie Fredrick,
Vice President, Ambulatory Services, Mary Washington Healthcare. “We
are honored to be recognized and awarded for Outstanding Quality of Care
nationwide. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients
to strive for the highest level of care possible. I’m very proud
and thankful to our FASC team who goes above and beyond.”
“We are proud to honor FASC for their quality and patient safety.
They have demonstrated to the community--and to the whole country--that
they put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of
The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the staff, surgeons, nurses,
and all the clinicians whose teamwork helped achieve this national recognition.”
A total of 13 ASCs across the United States were selected as Top ASCs,
- Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
- Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology,
Urology, Dermatology, Neurological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Leapfrog Top ASC Award is modeled after the prestigious
Leapfrog Top Hospital award that’s been in existence since 2006. To see the full list of institutions
honored as 2021 Top ASCs, visit
About Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center:
Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center (FASC) is majority owned by Mary
Washington Healthcare and has been performing same day surgeries in the
community since 1987. Now with six state-of-the-art operating rooms and
more than 80 professionals on staff, FASC performs 7,000 procedures annually.
FASC is a proud member of the Mary Washington Healthcare family. For more
information about our services and facilities, visit fasc.mwhc.com.
About Mary Washington Healthcare:
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system
that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 50 facilities
including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical center,
and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare
is a non-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide
care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services
and facilities, visit mwhc.com.
About The Leapfrog Group:
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group
is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)
Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance,
empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers
the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions.