Having a total knee replacement (also referred to as arthroplasty) is something that used to keep patients in the hospital for weeks. However, as medical technology progresses, so do the options that patients have when it comes to certain types of surgeries.
Partial knee replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that your physician may recommend in cases of severe arthritis of the knee, or where the damage is localized to a particular part of the knee.
Sleep apnea is a problem that can be hugely disruptive to your quality of life, leading to chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, or depression.
As allowed per Governor Kim Reynold’s proclamation on April 24th, the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center has resumed performing elective cases effective Thursday, April 30th. If you had an elective surgery or procedure postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your surgeon’s office directly and they will be able to speak with you about getting your surgery rescheduled.
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.
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 CNOR 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."
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.
Topics: why choose asc
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.
Topics: patient rights
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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