Endoscopic Press Release
Wayne HealthCare is proud to announce:
ASGE RECOGNIZES 30 ENDOSCOPY UNITS FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY AS PART OF ITS ENDOSCOPY UNIT RECOGNITION PROGRAM
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized Wayne HealthCare as one of the 30 endoscopy units that its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines. To date, 337 endoscopy units have been recognized by ASGE.
“ASGE is delighted to be recognizing these 30 endoscopy units, whose staff work hard every day to provide highquality care to their patients in a safe environment,” said Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, chairman, ASGE Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee. “There continues to be an outstanding response to this program. We are proud to acknowledge these ASGE members through our Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for their commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety and quality.”An important component of the program is an educational course that thoroughly reviews related guidelines.
Honorees attended this course, entitled “Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit.”Upon completion of the program, units receive an ASGE "Certificate of Recognition" for promoting quality in endoscopy which is valid for three years, providing the unit remains accredited and complies with all program criteria. This symbol can be displayed to let patients and referring physicians know that the endoscopy unit is dedicated to delivering high-quality endoscopic care and has received specialized training around these principles.
About the Program
To successfully complete the program and receive a Certificate of Recognition, a center must show proof of successful and current accreditation by a recognized accrediting body (AAAHC, Joint Commission); sign an attestation affirming that certain ASGE and CDC guidelines are adopted as minimum requirements of the unit policy; have a representative of the unit complete the ASGE Recognition Course, “Improving Quality and Safety In Your Endoscopy Unit;” and submit the application fee(s). The Certificate of Recognition award is granted for a three-year period and is renewable.
Endoscopy is performed by specially-trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices.
Endoscopes are designed with high-intensity lighting and fitted with precision devices that allow viewing and treatment of the gastrointestinal system.
An important component of the program is an educational course that thoroughly reviews related guidelines.