The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) recognized the late Nap Gary with a legacy award during the opening session of the 2016 ASCA annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Gary proposed the award for outstanding service to the ASC community before the 2015 annual meeting; prior to his unexpected passing.
The former ASCA and ASCA Foundation Board president was honored for a lifetime of service that included advocacy work such as spearheading a partnership between the ASCA Foundation and Partners in Health (PIH), a nonprofit global health organization that provides healthcare services to those in need. Gary’s wife, Amy, received the award, now renamed in his honor, recalling Gary’s passion for and dedication to the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) community. Gary joined Regent Surgical Health (Regent) in 2006, serving as president and COO, overseeing operations for the company’s network of surgery centers. His tireless work on behalf of ASCs included frequent speaking engagements at industry conferences and leading ASCA’s early advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
“Nap’s profound contributions impact both Regent and the ASC community to this day,” said Regent co-founder and CEO Thomas Mallon. “Regent is indebted to Nap for his work advocating for surgery centers and shaping the future of our industry.” Click here to learn more about Nap Gary’s contribution to Regent’s team of experienced professionals dedicated to helping physician and hospital partners achieve greater financial and clinical success.