OR Excellence Awards
The OR Excellence Awards highlight the outstanding efforts of surgical leaders across the U.S. whose facilities excel at performing safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective surgeries that send patients home healthy and happy.

The 2021 awards will be presented live on October 13 during Virtual OR Excellence 2021.

2021 Award Winners
Employee Safety
UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, Orlando, Fla.
Honorable Mention: BayCare Ambulatory Surgery Centers, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Honorable Mention: Summit Medical Center, Hermitage, Tenn.
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Infection Prevention
OMNI Surgery Center, Utica, N.Y.
Honorable Mention: National Ambulatory Surgery Center, Los Gatos, Calif.
Honorable Mention: Missoula Bone & Joint Surgery Center, Missoula, Mont.
Sponsored by BD Logo
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, San Antonio, Texas
Honorable Mention: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Sponsored by AORN_Syntegrity
Environmental Stewardship
Houston Physicians’ Hospital, Webster, Texas
Honorable Mention: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Financial Management

The Surgery Center of Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
Honorable Mention: Capital City Surgery Center, Raleigh, N.C.
Honorable Mention: Houston Physicians’ Hospital, Webster, Texas
Pain Control
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa.
Honorable Mention: Constitution Surgery Center East, Waterford, Conn.
Honorable Mention: North Scottsdale Outpatient Surgery Center, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Patient Safety

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J.
Honorable Mention: Houston Premier Surgery Center in The Villages
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Patient Satisfaction
Andersen Eye Surgery Center, Saginaw, Mich.
Honorable Mention: PSB Surgery Center, Falls Church, Va.
Honorable Mention: VOCI Center Plastic Surgery, Charlotte, N.C.

Who Are the Past Winners?
Read about OR Excellence Award winners from previous years at their respective links below.