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National Quality Award To Iowa City ASC

Posted by iowacityasc on Aug 29, 2013 11:33:03 AM

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center Receives 2012/2013 APEX Quality Award


Award recognizes excellence in patient satisfaction and delivery of care


Iowa City, IA. (August 28, 2013) – The Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center, a multi‐specialty ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in Iowa City, Iowa, was a recipient of the 2012/2013 APEX Quality Award awarded by Voyance, the clinical benchmarking arm of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). This marks the third consecutive year that the Iowa City ASC has received this award.

The 2012/2013 Apex award recognizes leading healthcare providers for excellence in patient satisfaction and delivery of care. This national distinction recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations that demonstrated the highest level of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care for the preceding 12 months. Recipients of the award include ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, endoscopy centers, diagnostic imaging centers, physician practices and therapy & rehabilitation centers.

According to Paul Faraclas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Voyance, “The APEX Quality Award continues to be a healthcare performance differentiator because criteria are restricted to actual care, clinical communication, risk mitigation and patient safety measures. It is clear that APEX Quality Award winners demonstrate a passion to exceed patient expectations that translate into their everyday actions and priorities. “

The Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center, LLC is multi‐specialty, state of the art facility providing quality outpatient surgical services. The center, which opened its doors in September of 2008, is fully equipped with five operating rooms. The Iowa City ASC is committed to providing the highest standard of surgical care in a professional, compassionate and considerate manner specific to the individual needs of patients. The center offers a variety of surgical specialties including: Orthopedics, ENT, General Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, OB/GYN, Pain Management and Podiatry.

“We are very honored to receive the APEX Quality Award once again,” says Kelly Durian, Executive Director of the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. “It reflects the level of quality patient care our physicians and staff provide in the local community.”

The Iowa City ASC is managed by Surgical Management Professionals, a leader in the ASC management and development industry. SMP is in the business of partnering with physicians and health systems in surgical facilities. They embrace the concept of physician ownership and clinical leadership in a surgical facility that meets the needs of the community and partners. They provide everything from development to revenue cycle management, clinical management and overall operations management service. For more information, visit

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