The Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Center at Memorial Hospital Belleville was recently granted a three-year renewal recognition for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a gastrointestinal medical society.
Memorial is one of 400 endoscopy units to be granted this recognition since 2009; is one of only 25 in the state of Illinois; the nearest ASGE recognized facilities in Illinois are in Springfield, Carbondale and Murphysboro.
The ASGE Endoscopy Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines and have completed specialized training on principles in quality and safety in endoscopy.
“We are honored to be recognized once again by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Teri Halloran, chief nursing officer and vice president-patient care services. “Through ongoing education and continued compliance with the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program requirements, we demonstrate our dedication to the delivery of high-quality patient care.”
To be recognized by ASGE, a unit, through a peer-reviewed application process, must attest to the continued competence of al staff relative to their roles, demonstrate the adoption of unit policies specific to ongoing assessment of performance relative to key quality indicators, and attest that the unit has an established infrastructure and personnel dedicated to infection control and prevention. ASGE is the profession’s leader in setting standards of excellence in endoscopy through its safety guidelines and training of its members so that patients receive the best and safest care possible. Since its founding in 1941, ASGE has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy.