PATIENT RESOURCES

Cost Savings Comparison: ASCs vs. Hospitals

It isn’t often discussed, but patients have the right to choose where they receive their care. Learn about the potential cost savings.

take the stress out of surgery

At Iowa City ASC, we want to help reduce your stress both prior to and after surgery by answering your questions and providing a variety of tips to help reduce your stress.

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5 Ways to Prepare Mentally for Surgery

By following these 5 tips you’ll be able to feel confident and prepared no matter what your procedure is for.

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Cataracts: What They Are and How To Treat Them

Cataracts appear in over 22 million Americans over the age of 40. This download will help you understand cataracts and what to expect from surgery.

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When to see an ent specialist for Your Child's Ear Infections

Regular trips to the doctor because of the pain of ear infections can be frustrating, but there is hope!

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Tips to avoid two common injuries

Whether you are young or old, being active is important.  However, orthopedic injuries are common when it comes to some sports activities.

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES

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.

QUALITY PATIENT CARE

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.

CONFIDENCE IN CARE RECEIVED AT IOWA CITY ASC

OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE PEOPLE AT IOWA CITY ASC

PATIENTS WHO RECOMMENDED IOWA CITY ASC