ICASC Advantage Blog

COVID-19 Virus Update

Posted by IowaCityASC on Mar 17, 2020 10:54:02 AM

Updated 3/17/2020

If you are experiencing a fever, body aches, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home. We do not need to evaluate you at the surgery center. Please call us, or your surgeon’s office to reschedule your procedure.

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Iowa City ASC Receives National Recognition, CNOR Strong Designation

Posted by IowaCityASC on Feb 13, 2020 11:13:42 AM

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center was just awarded the prestigious CNOR (R) Strong Designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).

This honor is determined on an annual basis and is awarded to facilities in which 50% or more of their full-time nursing staff have achieved CNOR certification and the facility consistently recognizes and rewards nurses who achieved this designation. According to CCI, “Earning the CNOR designation is a mark of distinction and demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standards in patient safety.”

Additionally, “Research shows nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Teams of CNOR-certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice have been correlated to improved outcomes in surgical patients. We call that CNOR Strong.”

Iowa City ASC Medical Director, Thomas Simpson MD, FACS, said, "The CRON certification program at the Iowa City ASC has been very productive for both the facility and the nursing staff. The nurses are actively engaged in continuing education that they can apply to their daily work. It has helped enhance a culture of progressive improvement and making high-quality care for our patients the core priority of the surgery center."

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Utilizing ASCs: Choosing Successful Outcomes

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 13, 2019 8:42:53 AM

Care providers have a lot to keep track of these days. There isn’t enough time in the day to give each patient every ounce of thoughtful attention they deserve, and many days it probably feels like you’re running on empty.

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Care Providers and Patient Rights: Empowering the Patient Experience

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Even as a care provider, you are a patient from time to time. When you’re receiving care, however, your experience is probably very different from the experiences of regular patients. Patients don’t have your experience in the world of healthcare, and that can often make their experience receiving care a bit more challenging.

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Topics: patient rights

Congressman Loebsack Visits Iowa City ASC

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 9, 2019 4:12:26 PM

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) was recently visited by Congressman Loebsack. His visit to Iowa City ASC comes during a time when healthcare is receiving significant attention in the United States. Iowans, like other citizens across the U.S. are concerned about the rising cost of healthcare and what they can do to receive more affordable care. Congressman Loebsack toured Iowa City ASC to learn more about the care offerings at surgical centers, and, more specifically, the outpatient surgical procedures offered at Iowa City ASC.

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Sleep Apnea: Signs, Symptoms, and Next Steps

Posted by IowaCityASC on Aug 30, 2019 9:27:34 AM

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how difficult it can be to get a good night of sleep. Those who struggle with sleep apnea often stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night, hundreds of times even, in some cases. While this makes it incredibly uncomfortable for sleeping, it also starves your body and brain of oxygen. When this happens, you don’t receive the necessary amount of oxygen, making sleep apnea a serious condition.

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Topics: sleep apnea, inspire therapy, obstructive sleep apnea

The ASC Advantage: Successful Outcomes and Infection Rates

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 25, 2019 11:54:00 AM

As a patient, the world of healthcare can be intimidating, and all of your options for care can be overwhelming and a little scary.

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Topics: ambulatory surgical center, why choose asc, patient rights

How to Exercise Your Patient Rights and Engage with Your Healthcare

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 25, 2019 10:54:00 AM

Take Charge of Your Healthcare

As we’ve previously discussed in our blogs, exercising your patient rights is an important way to engage in your healthcare. Taking charge of your healthcare helps to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.

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What You Need to Know about Choosing a Care Provider

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 25, 2019 10:44:50 AM

In our previous blog we discussed patient rights—your right to choose where and from whom you receive care. These rights are vital to receiving the care you need with dignity and respect, and they can help support you in engaging with your healthcare.

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Patients’ Rights: What You Need to Know

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 25, 2019 7:38:09 AM

Patients’ Rights: What You Need to Know

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