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Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center Earns Leapfrog’s Top National Award

Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center Earns Leapfrog’s Top National Award

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, representing:

  • 7 States
    • Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
  • 10 Specialties
    • 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

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

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.