Due to the nature of the services provided at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center, in the event of a medical emergency while under our care, it is our policy to resuscitate all patients until care can be transferred to an acute care facility. A copy of the patient’s advanced directives documents will accompany the patient upon transfer to an acute care facility.
We employ a professional staff and work with highly skilled physicians. Our nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists are experienced in outpatient surgery. Our staff is comprised primarily of RNs averaging 15 years of experience. The Iowa City ASC is regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Both require strict adherence to guidelines and expect best practices for all procedures. We independently benchmark and monitor patient outcomes such as infection rates, antibiotic prophylaxis, hospital admissions/transfers and other quality criteria. We regularly perform better than national benchmarks in all areas of quality patient care. These graphs summarize our patients’ experiences with Iowa City ASC.