Gold Star Award

Kirchner awarded SDS Gold Star

Beverly A. Kirchner, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC, owner and president/CEO of Genesee Associates, in Dallas, has been name a winner of Same-Day Surgery' s Gold Star award as part of our 35th anniversary celebration. SDS is awarding Gold Stars to outstanding leaders and innovators in the outpatient surgery field. Genesee Associates is a national ambulatory surgery center development, consulting, and management company.

Kirchner is a healthcare professional whose career includes 33 years as an operating room nurse with 28 years in ambulatory management. Her career positions range from staff nurse and director of nursing to administrator, executive vice president of operations, president, and CEO of an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) company.

Kirchner enjoys working side by side with leaders at ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) to train staff and leaders on how to provide cost-effective, quality, safe care to patients while protecting themselves. She has demonstrated her knowledge of accreditation and certification preparation and needs by never failing a survey. She created a policy and procedure manuals for ASCs. She has consistently exceeded expectations in financial performance of the centers she has assisted in developing.

Kirchner is a lifelong learner. She has obtained and maintained the CNOR certification since 1982 and CASC certification since 2002. She has served in various roles with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) since 1981. She developed the ASC Administrator Course for AORN and regularly teaches the course. She has served on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) Education Committee since 2010.

SDS salutes our Gold Star winner!