Newsweek partnered with global research firm Statista to identify the 400 best ASCs in 25 states with the most facilities.
The 2021 ranking took into account ASC quality data, centers' handling of the COVID-19 crisis, and surveys of ASC nurses, therapists, physicians, surgeons and administrators. The number of ASCs awarded varied by state. California was represented with 80 ASCs, and Mississippi was on the other end of the spectrum with just three.
William Prentice, CEO of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, commented on the ranking to Becker's ASC Review:
"ASCA is pleased that Newsweek is recognizing that ambulatory surgery centers provide exemplary care to patients across the country because that has been true for a very long time. Readers should also know that there are several nationally recognized accrediting bodies that independently certify the quality of care provided by thousands of ambulatory surgery centers. For this reason, we strongly recommend that patients considering surgery in an ASC look at the publicly available quality data that Medicare makes available online, as well as the accreditations awarded to the surgery center."
The No. 1 ASC in 25 states:
Mayo Clinic-Building Scottsdale
Sutter Health-Surgery Center Palo Alto
Littleton Day Surgery Center
Surgical Care Affiliates-Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery & Laser Center
Emory Healthcare-Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd (Atlanta)
Surgical Care Affiliates-Northwest Surgicare (Arlington Heights)
Unity Surgical Center (Lafayette)
KU MedWest Outpatient Surgery Center (Shawnee)
Lake Surgery Center (Baton Rouge)
Johns Hopkins Endoscopy & Surgery Center (Columbia)
TruVista Surgery Center (Troy)
Surgical Care Affiliates-Maplewood Surgery Center (Maplewood)
St. Dominic Ambulatory Surgery Center (Jackson)
The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group
Mercer County Surgery Center (Lawrenceville)
Gramercy Surgery Center-New York (New York City)
Capital City Surgery Center (Raleigh)
Cleveland Clinic-Wooster Milltown Specialty and Surgery Center
Surgical Care Affiliates-Northbank Surgical Center (Salem)
Wills Surgery Center of Northeast (Philadelphia)
Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery-Surgery Center (Columbia)
Methodist Germantown Surgery Center
Surgical Care Affiliates-Texas Health Surgery Center Craig Ranch (McKinney)
Proliance Surgeons-Seattle Surgery Center
The Surgery Center Franklin
Click here for the full 2021 ranking.