Baptist Medical Park Surgery Center – Nine Mile Earns Top National Award for Outstanding Quality of Care


In recognition of its quality and patient safety, Baptist Medical Park Surgery Center – Nine Mile is one of only 13 centers across the United States to be named a Leapfrog Top Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2021.

This is the inaugural year of Leapfrog’s Top ASC award, which honors top performers as verified by the Leapfrog ASC Survey. The award is presented by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.

The quality of patient care across many areas of ASC performance is considered in identifying award winners, including staffing, patient experience, hand hygiene, surgical checklist protocols and error prevention.

“Receiving this esteemed award reflects the hard work and dedication of every team member involved in providing the outstanding care our patients receive at Baptist Medical Park Surgery Center – Nine Mile,” said Cyd Cadena, vice president, clinical services, Baptist Health Care. “It is a well-earned honor, and we are grateful for the recognition.”

“We are proud to honor Baptist Medical Park Surgery Center – Nine Mile for its quality and patient safety. The team has demonstrated to the community – and to the whole country – that they put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the staff, surgeons, nurses and all the clinicians whose teamwork helped achieve this national recognition.”

The Leapfrog Top ASC Award is modeled after the prestigious Leapfrog Top Hospital award that has been in existence since 2006. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top ASCs, visit

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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