Surgery Center of Allentown is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center. We are committed to safe, high-quality, patient-centered care delivered by a highly engaged team.
Our board-certified physicians have expertise in several different fields. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in sports medicine, podiatry, hand, wrist and arm surgeries and more. We have a team of ophthalmologists who perform various procedures, including cataract surgery. Our otolaryngologists specialize in ear, nose and throat procedures, and we also have pain management physicians.
We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards, as our center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Patient satisfaction is our primary goal.
Our experienced physicians have dedicated themselves to caring for their neighbors in the Allentown community.
When you walk through the door, you’ll know you’re in good hands.
The Surgery Center of Allentown strives to provide high quality, cost effective, outpatient elective surgical care to the people of the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas. In addition, we strive to provide an independent, pleasant and convenient workplace for physicians, and to continuously study and improve the processes of providing surgical health care services through a top level commitment to quality.
Cindy Moyer, CASC, Administrator
Joining the Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2017, Moyer brings over 11 years of administrative management experience in the ASC care setting. Moyer is certified with Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) and currently sits on the Physician Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association. Moyer’s goal for the center is to provide the patients at Surgery Center of Allentown with the highest quality of care in a comfortable, convenient environment and at the end of the day, patient satisfaction is her top priority.
Kristine A. Sodl, RN, Director of Nursing
Sodl joined the Surgery Center of Allentown staff as a Pre-op and PACU Nurse in 2007, shortly after the Center opened. During her tenure, she was afforded the opportunity to cross train and subsequently, staff the operating room as a circulating nurse. Her capability to staff in all areas of the Center enhances her role as the Director of Nursing.
As a lifelong learner, Sodl actively continues her education as a student at Moravian College as well as taking part in infection control and quality projects. In addition to her role as Director of Nursing, she holds the positions of Infection Control Nurse and Safety Officer. She has 26 years of nursing experience with a majority of that time spent in the hospital setting in various areas, including critical care and perioperative care.
Frances Oswald, CPC, CMM, Billing Manager
With the Surgery Center of Allentown since it opened in 2007, Oswald brings over 25 years of medical practice administration and business management to her role as Business Manager. Oswald is certified in procedural coding and medical practice management. Her prior practice management experience in the specialties of neurology, cardiology and endocrinology enable her to help the Center’s patients with any insurance/billing-related issues to ensure that the financial part of the surgical process is a smooth and expedited one.
Lesha Parnell, Materials Manager
Joined the Surgery Center in November of 2017. Parnell brings 4 years of Materials Management prior to her current role. Parnell is also a Certified Surgical Technologist, which helps with the needs in the OR setting. As a materials manager, Parnell maintains inventory, facilitates in services and works closely with staff to ensure that the patient gets what they need in the most cost effective way.
Tara Steffie-Karol, RN, BSN, Clinical Director of Pre-Op and PACU
Joining the Center in 2012, Steffie-Karol brings with her 10 years of experience as a perioperative nurse. The majority of her experience is in post-anesthesia recovery and preoperative care in the hospital setting. With these skills, Steffie-Karol is capable of staffing in the preoperative and recovery room areas, as well as pain management in the operating room as needed.
Steffie-Karol is also a member of the Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Committee (QAPI), which focuses on improving quality of patient care and services. In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, she manages communication and patient flow between all clinical areas. In addition, she evaluates and coordinates safe patient care in accordance with current standards of practice in order to assure optimal patient outcomes.