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Published on December 01, 2011

Hospital Endoscopy Department Receives National Certification

The Endoscopy department at Annie Penn Hospital has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) as a high quality endoscopy program.
The certification recognizes that the Annie Penn Hospital program adheres to strict ASGE guidelines on quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and infection control.
“This certification from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy assures that the Annie Penn Endoscopy Center follows their national policy and procedures,” says Wayne McFatter, Director of Surgical Services, Annie Penn Hospital. ”We monitor quality check points on every patient and measure against the ASGE’s national database to ensure our patients get the highest quality care.
Endoscopy at Annie Penn Hospital is performed by specially trained, board-certified physicians who diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially colon cancer. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, gastroenterologists go into the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes have high-intensity lighting and are fitted with precision devices allowing the viewing and treatment of the gastrointestinal system.
“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,” says Dr. Bret T. Petersen, chair, ASGE Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee.

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