Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community

The Nap Gary Legacy Award is presented to a current or former Ambulatory Surgery Center Association member for outstanding lifetime contributions to the industry. In recognition of longevity and unwavering dedication to ambulatory surgery, the Legacy Award is given in honor of Nap Gary, who exemplified the qualities of integrity, dedication, mentorship, leadership, loyalty, and high ethical and moral standards, all dedicated to the success of the ASC community, that the award recognizes.

Beall D. “Nap” Gary Jr. proposed the award while serving as past president of the ASCA and ASCA Foundation Boards of Directors. As he was preparing to take part in ASCA’s annual meeting in 2015, he suffered a fatal heart attack on his weekly early-morning, 13-mile run at his home in White Hall, Virginia. The other Board members who served with Gary elected to name the award in his honor.

In addition to long years of service on the ASCA and the ASCA Foundation’s Boards of Directors, Gary was instrumental in leading the organization’s ASCA’’s early advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

Nap Gary

Nap Gary

Award Criteria

A current or former ASCA member may nominate themself or another member of the ASC community for this award. The nominee must be an active or prior member of ASCA or a member of the ASC community who has served ASCA and the ASC community in significant ways. A state ASC association may also nominate an individual.

The nominee must have been actively working in the ASC industry for at least 15 years and an ASCA member or someone who has supported ASCA’s mission in a significant way for at least 10 years preceding their nomination. During that time, the nominee will have served as an active leader making sustained contributions, either in the local, state or national outpatient surgery communities, as an advocate for, and to the betterment of, the ASC industry.

Submit a Nomination

Any current or former member of ASCA or a state ASC association may nominate someone for the award by submitting a completed nomination form available from ASCA, the nominee’s curriculum vitae and up to three letters of support by email to Dee Bellfield-Ross at Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination letter whether from an individual or organization.

All entries must be submitted for consideration by the ASCA Governance Committee no later than October 1 of the year preceding the year the award will be presented. Receipt of each nomination will be confirmed by email. Please follow up with Ms. Bellfield-Ross if you do not receive confirmation or have additional questions.