Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center Receives 2010/2011 APEX Quality Award
Award recognizes excellence in patient satisfaction and delivery of care
Iowa City, I.A. (September 15, 2011) – The Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center, a multi‐specialty ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in Iowa City, Iowa, was the recipient of the 2010/2011 APEX Quality Award rewarded by CTQ Solutions.
The 2010/2011 CTQ Apex award recognizes leading healthcare providers for excellence in patient satisfaction and delivery of care that fell within the top 10 percent. Recipients of the award include ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, endoscopy centers, diagnostic imaging centers, physician practices and therapy & rehabilitation centers.
CTQ’s APEX Quality Award has become one of the more prestigious honors in Ambulatory Surgery,” notes Paul Faraclas, CTQ President and Chief Executive Office. “The award acknowledges the highest levels of service delivered to patients, primarily tied directly to clinical interaction and care. The Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center exhibited consistent high levels of performance this past year, especially with specific nurse, surgeon and anesthesiologist measures. The award validates the excellence in care they provide within their community.
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 six 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,” says Kelly Durian, Executive Director of the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. “It speaks to the level of quality patient care our physicians and staff provide in the local community.”
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.
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