Memorial earns recognition from gastrointestinal medical society

From Illinois Business Journal news services

BELLEVILLE – Memorial Hospital has been granted a three-year renewal recognition for quality and safety from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a gastrointestinal medical society.

memorialendoscopylogoMemorial Hospital is one of more than 450 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality by meeting the program’s criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.

“We are honored to be recognized by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Nancy Weston, RN, vice president of Patient Care Services at Memorial. She credits ongoing education and continued compliance with the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program requirements.

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