The Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Center at Memorial has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society. Memorial is one of 254 endoscopy units to be granted this recognition since 2009; is one of only nine in the state of Illinois and the only ASGE recognized facility south of Peoria.
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 by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Nancy Weston, RN, vice president of nursing at Memorial. “The program course on improving quality and safety provided valuable knowledge to continue to give our patients the safest and best care possible.”
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.
As home to the latest and most advanced gastroenterology/endoscopy center in the Metro East, Memorial Hospital continually invests in technology to provide physicians and their patients with the latest diagnostic and treatment services. For more information about The Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Center at Memorial, call 618-257-6690.