ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program
About the Program
Advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting quality in gastrointestinal endoscopy
ASGE is known as the profession’s leader in setting standards for excellence in endoscopy. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program promotes quality in endoscopy by encouraging endoscopy offices, centers and units to adhere to ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing, and CDC infection control guidelines. An important requirement of the program is attendance by a representative of the unit applying for recognition at an educational course entitled “Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit,” at which the related guidelines are thoroughly reviewed. Upon completion of the program and confirmation that the guidelines have been adopted, units receive an ASGE "Certificate of Recognition" for promoting quality in endoscopy. This recognition acknowledges that the endoscopy unit is dedicated to delivering high-quality endoscopic care and has received specialized training around these principles.
Since 2008, ASGE has recognized units in all settings where endoscopy is practiced in the United States, as part of its programs dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy. The Certificate of Recognition award is granted for a three-year renewable period.
Click here for a current list of honorees by state: List of Endoscopy Unit Recognition Recipients
About ASGE and Quality
ASGE is the profession’s leader in setting standards of excellence in endoscopy through its safety guidelines and the training of its members so that patients receive the best and safest care possible. The Society constantly reinforces the importance of quality among its members through member communications, such as emails and newsletters, and its CME courses, including "Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit.”