December 2, 2022
Call for Nominations to ASCA Board of Directors
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is seeking candidates to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors. Members also serve on the ASCA Foundation Board.
Having well-qualified individuals serve in leadership to guide ASCA is critical as our community confronts today’s challenges. If you know of an individual who has the skills, experience and a commitment to devote time and energy to surgery center advocacy, please see if they are interested in serving on the ASCA/ASCA Foundation Boards, and, if so, nominate them. Self-nominations are also welcome.
To nominate someone, you must submit the 2023 Call for Nominations online form (or download the PDF form) along with the nominee’s resume or CV, two letters of recommendation (one preferably from an individual with whom the prospective nominee has interacted while engaged in service to the surgery center community, such as senior staff from an ASCA member management company, a state surgery center association leader or, in the case of a physician candidate, a leader from the nominee’s medical specialty society) and a statement describing the special expertise and qualities of that individual. The submission deadline is Monday, December 19, 2022.
There are four openings, although we have two incumbents eligible for a second term. The bylaws require that one-third of the board be comprised of physicians, so at least one physician candidate will need to be elected.
Priority consideration for nominations will be given to those candidates who have served on ASCA/ASCA Foundation committees and/or state surgery center association boards or committees, participated in state and national legislative grassroots activities or contributed to state and national surgery center political action committees.
Preference will also be afforded to those with the CASC credential, where appropriate, based on the candidate’s employment. In addition, this year preference will be given to qualified candidates from independent surgery centers.
The Nominating Committee also seeks to ensure that no one surgery center management company is overrepresented in the makeup of the board. Overrepresentation for these purposes is defined as management company employees, not administrators or physicians, representing more than the share of the management company’s share of ASCA membership.
When considering physician nominees, the Nominating Committee also gives preference to those with service on
- the board or committee of a national medical specialty society;
- the certification board or committee of the physician’s specialty; and/or
- the board or committee of a state medical or specialty society.
Board members must attend at least three board meetings per year, work with committees, participate in ASCA activities, promote the surgery center community and work on a variety of strategic projects throughout the year. New board members participate in a comprehensive orientation to prepare them for their role. To be eligible, individuals must be a designated representative of a facility member or corporate member of ASCA. Please note, all nominees selected by the Nominating Committee will be subject to a standard background check before balloting will commence.
Please complete the form online or download and return it with a resume or CV, two recommendation letters and a statement to Dee Bellfield by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 703.549.0976 or by mail to 277 S Washington St, Ste 375, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Chief Executive Officer
Download the Call for Nominations form