Slosburg Receives Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Slosburg Receives Nap Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement

ASCA awarded its Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community to Donna Slosburg, RN, CASC, executive director of ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC). Larry Taylor, CASC, ASCA Board president and chief executive officer and president of Practice Partners in Healthcare Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama, presented Slosburg the award at the ASCA 2019 Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, May 15–18.

“This year, we are pleased to offer this honor to Donna Slosburg, who is retiring this summer after 13 years of extraordinary service as the first and only executive director of the ASC Quality Collaboration,” Taylor said during the award ceremony. “Donna has overseen and participated in a broad range of quality-related projects on behalf of the ASC industry, including directing the ASC QC’s quality measure development activities and public reporting of quality data.”

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During her career, Slosburg collaborated with many organizations that advance quality in the ASC community, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to joining the ASC QC, she worked in a broad range of ASC clinical and administrative positions. She has served on the board of directors for the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the editorial board for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

“As part of this award, and on behalf of Donna, the ASCA Foundation will be making a $5,000 contribution to One World Surgery to support [its] medical brigades in Honduras and, soon, the Dominican Republic,” Taylor said.

The Nap Gary Legacy Award recognizes individuals who have made a positive difference in the ASC community during their years of dedicated service. Gary was a longtime leader in the ASC community and served as both an ASCA board member and president.