Our Mission:
The Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association is committed to ensuring that surgery centers continue to thrive as a distinct model for the delivery of safe, affordable and advanced surgical services to Minnesota’s health care consumers.

The Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center (MNASCA) is a statewide, non-profit trade association representing the interests of the ASC industry in Minnesota through:

MNASCA advocates for the ASC industry on key health care issues with lawmakers, regulatory agencies, and state executive departments.

MNASCA keeps members current on clinical and administrative topics through educational conferences and seminars.

MNASCA helps establish liaisons within the association and other organizations vital to the success of our state’s ACSs.

MNASCA ensures that the ASC story is represented accurately in the media and makes sure that every community is familiar with its local ASCs.

MNASCA works to keep its members as up to date as possible on all legislative, safety and procedural issues such and Provider Tax and infection control.


The Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center released their report on the impact of freestanding ASCs on rural community hospital performance. Click here to view

Click here to learn more about MNASCA’s first benchmarking analysis on wages in Minnesota’s ASCs