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ASGE Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith’s Endoscopy Department

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | 0 comments

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s Endoscopy Department as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality endoscopy in the U.S. SAFH is one of more than 450 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Recognition program honors endoscopy departments that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced 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 excellence.

“We are honored to be recognized by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Mitch Hanna, CEO, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “This recognition validates our on-going dedication to delivering high-quality patient care.”

To be recognized by ASGE, a unit, through a peer-reviewed application process, must attest to the continued competence of all 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.

“We are proud to acknowledge these endoscopy units through our Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for their commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety and quality,” said Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE, chair, ASGE Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee. “By ensuring infection control principles are adhered to, continually assessing the competency of staff, and monitoring patient satisfaction, ASGE-recognized units contribute to the public’s confidence in endoscopy, a life-saving technology.”

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | 0 comments