As published in the Hickory Daily Record
Gastroenterology Associates endoscopy unit was recently recognized for outstanding quality measures by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
ASGE honors endoscopy units that meet rigorous criteria set forth in its Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP).
As the only national program of its kind, it honors endoscopy units that demonstrate a commitment to delivering quality and safety as reflected in their unit policies, credentialing, staff training and competency assessment, and quality improvement activities. This also includes meeting infection control guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“At Gastroenterology Associates, patient safety comes first with each patient and with every procedure,” said Kristin Brown, BSN, RN, Director of Endoscopic Services. “Our team of physicians and staff are dedicated to setting the standard for safe, quality patient care, and we have worked hard to develop best practices to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.”
Stacey Coffey, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer, added, “This special recognition from ASGE distinguishes our endoscopy center as one that is committed to providing the highest standards of care to our patients and community.”
Gastroenterology Associates endoscopy center is the only endoscopy facility in the Unifour area to receive the ASGE Certificate of Recognition. ASGE Certificates of Recognition are granted for three-year renewal periods. Gastroenterology Associates endoscopy center has been recognized by ASGE continuously since 2009.
The award-winning 3,500 square foot endoscopy center features three procedure rooms with the most advanced high-definition imaging equipment, six preparation rooms and six recovery rooms providing patients privacy, safety, and a convenient lower cost option than hospital same-day surgery.