The Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Center Recognized for Quality and Safety

The Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Center at Memorial Belleville Recognized by Leading Gastrointestinal Medical Society for Quality and Safety

(Belleville, Illinois) – The Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Center at Memorial Hospital Belleville was recently granted a three-year renewal recognition for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society.  Memorial is one of 400 endoscopy units to be granted this recognition since 2009; is one of only 25 in the state of Illinois; the nearest ASGE recognized facilities in Illinois are in Springfield, Carbondale and Murphysboro.

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 once again by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Teri Halloran, chief nursing officer and vice president-patient care services.  “Through ongoing education and continued compliance with the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program requirements, we demonstrate our dedication to the delivery of high-quality patient care.”

To be recognized by ASGE, a unit, through a peer-reviewed application process, must attest to the continued competence of al 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. 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 area, Memorial Hospital Belleville 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 Belleville, call 618-257-6690.

About Memorial Hospital Belleville

Memorial Hospital Belleville is a 222-bed acute care MAGNET designated hospital offering emergency and critical care services as well as medical, surgical and obstetrics along with a full complement of diagnostic and treatment services.  Also located on the Belleville campus, The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy.

Memorial Regional Health Services (MRHS) is a non-profit organization which is part of BJC HealthCare.  It is the parent organization of Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Care Center.  Mark J. Turner serves as president.