Exeter Hospital recognized by gastrointestinal medical society
over 1 year ago
EXETER - The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recently granted a three-year renewal recognition to Exeter Hospital for its dedication to promoting quality and safety in endoscopy care.
Exeter Hospital is currently the only hospital in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire holding this quality recognition, and one of approximately 600 endoscopy units nationally to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors providers that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as determined by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.
Endoscopy is performed by specially trained physicians using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It is also the procedure used to perform screening colonoscopies, which are the most effective method to detect and often prevent the development of colon cancer.
"Exeter Hospital’s outpatient endoscopy unit has been recognized for a second time to be a center of excellence by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,” said Francis MacMillan, Jr., MD of Core Gastroenterology, an affiliate of Exeter Hospital. “We are committed to delivering to our patients’ truly excellent care, the highest level of safety and an outstanding patient experience each and every time.”