In August, our team announced The Ambulatory Surgery Everyday Heroes Program which was created to recognize, honor and celebrate the remarkable ASC professionals who have overcome incredible challenges, gone above and beyond their role, and touched the lives of so many.

We received hundreds of inspiring stories of Everyday Heroes from ASC’s across the country. Our program committee narrowed down those submissions to our Top 12 Contestants. We then opened up voting, where the public casts votes for their favorite Everyday Hero. 

After receiving over 10,000 votes in the past month, our team tallied up all votes to determine our Top 3 Finalists.

With great honor, we would like to introduce our ASC Everyday Hero Top 3 Finalists!


Gail Burton, Patient Care Tech, Yellowstone Surgery Center:


“I voted for Gail Burton. Gail has made my life a much happier place to be! She is the kindest human I’ve ever met. Gail is a sincere heart.” – Terri French


Charlene Gottschall, Surgical Technologist, The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge:


“My vote is for the fabulous Charlene Gottschall. She’s one of the most positive and driven individuals I’ve had the pleasure to meet!” – Eric Taylor


Sue Jones, Patient Experience Liaison, Baylor Scott & White Surgicare – Rockwall:


We’re so honored to recognize these remarkable ASC professionals as our Top 3 Finalists. Our panel of judges, who all have extensive experience and roles in the ASC community, will be reviewing the Finalists and selecting a winner. Judges include Steve Earnhart, CRNA; Joanna Geisinger, CEO of Torq; and Stephen Punzak, MD, CEO & Founder of One Medical Passport. 

Stay tuned for the winner of the ASC Everyday Heroes Program who will receive a $2,500 cash prize, $2,000 to the charity of the Hero’s choice, and $500 towards lunch for the Hero’s ASC!