Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center was honored recently as a recipient of the first-ever Top Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Award. The award, given by the The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization composed of employers and other purchasers, “is selected based on mastery of quality standards across several areas of ASC performance including staffing, patient experience, hand hygiene, surgical checklist protocols, and error prevention,” according to a Dec. 16 press release. The 20,000-square-foot Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center has five surgical suites and is the only ASC in the greater Reno-Sparks region. The surgery center is part of Reno Orthopedic Center's recent $60 million expansion project, which included adding 76,000 square feet onto its existing 57,000-square-foot clinic in downtown Reno at 555 N. Arlington Ave.
It was one of 13 ASCs across the country to receive the inaugural award. “We are proud to recognize and honor the important role that ASCs play in patient care with this first ever award,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said in a Nov. 30 statement. “The 13 Top ASCs stood out for their commitment to upholding the highest standards of patient care, especially during times of crisis. We commend the staff and clinicians at each of these facilities for their dedication to putting patients first.” Data used to identify Top ASCs is gathered through a Leapfrog-led survey, results of which are publicly reported (ratings.leapfroggroup.org) alongside those of hospital outpatient departments. Employers and other purchasers use the data for decision-making and contracting.