Earlier this year, One Medical Passport announced the second round of the ASC Everyday Heroes Program. The program launched in 2020 as a way to give back to the ASC community and recognize, honor, and reward the remarkable outpatient surgery professionals who have gone above and beyond their role and touched the lives of so many.
Over the past week, the ASC Everyday Hero panel of judges met to review the Top 3 Finalists. Finalists included Anthony Novella, Director of Nursing at Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Brynmawr Hospital; Colbie Page, PreOp/PACU Nurse and Pharmacy Nurse at Texas Health Joint Replacement Surgery Center; and Andy Hernandez, Lead Endoscopy Technician at Arrowhead Endoscopy & Pain Management Center.
The program judges reviewed each story and video submission and also took into consideration the number of votes each finalist received. After careful consideration, the 2021 ASC Everyday Hero winner has been selected!

Our 2021 ASC Everyday Hero is …

Anthony Novella, Director of Nursing at Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Brynmawr Hospital!
Anthony received hundreds of votes from the ASC community. Dawn Porrini, Pre-op/PACU Nurse Manager at Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Brynmawr Hospital expressed, “Anthony is such an AMAZING role model and leader. He comes to work every day with a positive attitude ready to tackle all obstacles that comes his way. In the mists of being new to the Director of Nursing role, he shined like the star that he is during the COVID pandemic. He kept his staff safe, working hard, and staying positive during the every day changes that were happening. Just being in his presence makes the working day more pleasant. He makes each staff member feel important and makes time for them throughout the day. I learn so much from him and thrive to be the nurse and fabulous person that he is. We are so lucky to have him as the Director of Nursing of our facility.”
The teams at One Medical Passport and Mnet Health are so honored to recognize and celebrate Anthony as the 2021 ASC Everyday Hero. Anthony received a $2,500 cash prize, $2,000 donated to the charity of his choice and $500 towards lunch for the Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Brynmawr Hospital.
Thank you to everyone who got involved and made the second round of this program a great success. It was a pleasure and honor to celebrate and reward the unsung heroes of outpatient surgery. The hard work and sacrifices of these remarkable professionals doesn’t go unnoticed!