Iowa City, Iowa, May 18, 2021 -- Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is honored to announce that it has received the 2020 National APEX Quality Award. The award recognizes the Iowa City ASC’s commitment to creating exceptional patient experiences.
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."
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.
First Iowa procedure done in February in Iowa City
IOWA CITY — Larry Mahnke surrendered his driver’s license two years ago after sleep apnea made him so drowsy he couldn’t drive safely.
Iowa City, IA— April 19, 2016 — Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center continues to provide cutting edge technology to their patients. Iowa City ASC was the first center in Iowa to start using ORA with VerifEye+ technology during cataract surgeries. ORA with VerifEye+ technology provides key intra-operative measurements for refractive cataract surgery to improve precision of surgical implantation of intra-ocular lenses.
Becker’s ASC Review has announced the publication of its list, “164 ASC industry physician leaders to know — 2016,” which recognizes outstanding physician leaders in surgery centers across the United States. Named to the list for the second time is Thomas Simpson, MD, FACS, who is the Medical Director at the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center since 2005. Dr. Simpson is a partner in ENT Medical Services in Iowa City and belongs to numerous academic societies and associations. He also served as president of the board of directors for the Mercy of Iowa City Regional Physician Hospital Organization from 2008-2011, and is a former president of the Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology from 2002-2004. Dr. Simpson received his medical degree from and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City.