There are many challenges to face within the world of healthcare, especially if you’re a care provider. Patients are the number one concern, since their well-being is the top priority of healthcare. Placing priority on patients requires astute attention to detail, constant research into new modes of care, and utilizing tools and environments that will be conducive to successful outcomes.
What's an ASC?
Maybe you’ve heard of ambulatory surgical centers before, but even if you have, there’s still a high chance you are unsure whether an ASC is right for you.
Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center is leading the way with helping patients manage their chronic and long-lasting pain. Our surgeons and other team members have made it their mission to find solutions for their patients who suffer with chronic pain.
Topics: Pain Management
Have you recently been diagnosed with cataracts? If you have, you probably have many questions, especially about what cataracts are and how you can have yours treated. Being diagnosed with any medical condition can be overwhelming, and it isn’t uncommon for patients to feel a bit worried when they’re diagnosed with cataracts. At Iowa City ASC, though, we want to help patients feel relaxed, and that starts with better understanding whatever health conditions they are dealing with.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis in your knees, you know how uncomfortable life can be, and it might seem like your mobility will continue to be limited, but there are options available to help you get back to living your best life through knee replacement surgery! Knee replacement surgery is often recommended for patients with osteoarthritis in their knees. At Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), our team of care providers know the thought of having surgery can be stressful and scary to patients. However, knee replacement surgery can help you get the most out of your life by taking away the pain and helping you regain mobility. Furthermore, our team offers an alternative to traditional knee replacement surgeries that make the process easier than before.
If you or one of your loved ones has had surgery, you know how stressful it can be. Stress and surgery are not an atypical pairing, and many people deal with anxiety before their procedure. In fact, there’s even a word for the fear patients experience before their surgical procedure: tomophobia. While it’s natural to be experience stress and some fear before a surgery, receiving the care you need doesn’t have to cause you anxiety. This is certainly more easily said than done, but you can reduce your stress by following the advice of your care provider that will make your surgery experience as comfortable and easy as possible.
By now, you’ve likely heard about Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), but you might be a bit confused on the differences between services provided by an ASC and a regular hospital. For starters, hospitals provide a wide range of care, from everyday checkups to intensive surgeries. Hospitals are also capable of housing patients who require long-term care while they convalesce from cancer treatment or surgeries. However, although hospitals are capable of providing a wide range of services, depending on what procedure you need done, the care a hospital can provide might not be necessary.
In our past blogs, we’ve outlined how Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are an affordable solution in our age of rising costs of healthcare. At Iowa City ASC, we’re proud to offer patients excellent care for their outpatient surgical procedures, while also helping them save money. Our team recognizes the need for affordable and accessible healthcare, and we are continually looking for ways to help make care for our patients cost-effective.
In our last blog, we outlined the differences between inpatient and outpatient care and why Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are a reasonable choice, and in this blog, we’ll be looking at the cost-effectiveness. Cost-effectiveness is a major pull for many patients who choose to have their procedure done at an ASC, because the savings are often astronomical between a traditional hospital and an ASC.
IOWA CITY, Iowa, October 9, 2018 — Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is celebrating 10 years of serving Iowa City and the surrounding areas. Join us for an open house celebration on October 16 from 5-7 pm at 2963 Northgate Drive.
The Iowa City ASC is a multi-specialty, state-of-the-art surgical facility focused on providing quality outpatient surgical services including Orthopedic procedures and Opthalmology. The center was established in 2008 and currently performs approximately 7,000 surgical procedures per year. Our goal is to deliver exceptional care in a uniquely tailored experience, providing restoration to our patients and their lives.
Iowa City ASC is owned by Mercy Iowa City and a group of surgeon investors with more than 50 surgeons performing surgery at our facility. Over the years our surgeons have been recognized for exemplary service to the community and performing cutting edge surgeries like Inspire Therapy – Iowa City ASC was the first facility in Iowa to perform this new and cutting-edge procedure.
We employ 67 individuals from Iowa City and surrounding communities. In 2017, we were recognized as one of the Coolest Places to Work by Corridor Business Journal. Our nurses have been repeatedly recognized, by both their patients and numerous accreditation sources, for their outstanding work. Most recently our nursing staff was awarded the 2018 CNOR® Strong Designation for a facility-wide commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care.
Iowa City ASC would like to invite our community, especially our former patients, to help us celebrate 10 years of serving the community at an open house on October 16 from 5-7 pm at 2963 Northgate Drive.