The New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council gave New York City-based Manhattan Endoscopy Center approval for its permanent licensure.
Here are five key notes:
1. New York City-based Frontier Healthcare played an integral role in opening the center in 2011 and currently offers management services.
2. Before an ASC can apply for its permanent licensure, the ASC must operate with a "limit life licensure" during the center's first five years of operation.
3. Manhattan Endoscopy Center offers diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic services such as colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and endoscopic ultrasounds.
4. More than 29 gastroenterologists offer services at the surgery center.
5. Since it opened its doors in 2011, Manhattan Endoscopy Center has participated in a community outreach program, in which it has established referral relationships with various charitable healthcare organizations and federally qualified health centers.
"We're extremely proud of our record of high-quality patient care and just as proud of our efforts to continually improve upon all aspects of operating our center," said Manhattan Endoscopy Center's Medical Director David Robbins, MD. "We have a highly engaged quality assurance and performance improvement program, a data-driven approach for tracking key quality measures and a robust system for tracking patient satisfaction."