Endoscopy Unit Recognized for Quality and Safety
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center Endoscopy Unit in Richmond, Virginia as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. McGuire VAMC Endoscopy Unit is one of 254 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit 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 Dr. Mitchell Schubert, Chief of Gastroenterology.