ASGE recognizes 18 endoscopy units for exceptional quality and safety: 3 notes

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recognized 18 endoscopy units for their work in promoting quality in an endoscopy setting. Here's what you need to know.

1. ASGE also recognized 18 units that previously received the honor.

More than 500 units have been recognized since the program first started.

2. To earn recognition, the units have to meet a number of factors including: having a competent staff, demonstrating the adoption of policies related to quality and prove the unit has personal dedication to infection control and prevention.

3. The newly recognized facilities are:

  • Baylor Regional Medical Center of Grapevine Endoscopy Lab (Grapevine, Texas)
  • Bethesda Butler TriHealth Hospital (Hamilton, Ohio)
  • Clark Regional Medical Center (Winchester, Ky.)
  • Cooper Digestive Health Institute of Willingboro (N.J.)
  • Ertan Digestive Disease Center (Houston)
  • Gastroenterology, LTD-Colon Cancer Prevention and Endoscopy Center of Virginia Beach (Va.)
  • Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital (Baytown, Texas)
  • Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Hospital, Gastroenterology Lab
  • Mayo Clinic Endoscopy Unit (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital Endoscopy Unit (Phoenix)
  • Physicians Regional Medical Center (Naples, Fla.)
  • Saint Anne's Hospital Endoscopy Center of Excellence (Fall River, Mass.)
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa, Calif.)
  • TriHealth Endoscopy Bethesda North (Cincinnati)
  • TriHealth Endoscopy Center North (Cincinnati)
  • TriHealth Evendale Hospital (Cincinnati)
  • TriHealth Good Samaritan Endoscopy Department (Cincinnati)
  • TriHealth Surgery Center West (Cincinnati)

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