In recognition of its quality and patient safety, Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center (KOSC) earned the designation of a Leapfrog Top Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in 2023, one of only 27 selected nationally for the competitive award.
This is the third year in a row KOSC has won this 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 purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality.
“At every level of personnel and process at Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center, we put our patients first and ensure our facilities go above and beyond in giving all patients the care they need,” said Douglas N. Calhoun, M.D., hand surgeon and medical director of KOSC. “Our selection for the third consecutive year as one of the top ambulatory surgery centers in the country lets us know we’re doing right by our patients and moving toward our goals on a daily basis.”
The quality of patient care across multiple areas of ASC performance is considered in identifying award winners, including staffing, patient experience, hand hygiene, surgical checklist protocols and error prevention.