ASGE’s Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program is Expanding

The Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) educates and empowers GI healthcare teams to establish and maintain a culture of quality and safety and remains the only national program of its kind offering proven strategies for any unit providing GI endoscopy services to strengthen its infrastructure to support the delivery of effective, efficient, safe, equitable, patient-centered care. 

Quality and Safety are Universal

Beginning in 2023, units beyond the borders of the United States will be eligible to apply to the program as ASGE introduces an international pathway for recognition through this prestigious program. This program expansion of an international pathway has been introduced to recognize high-quality endoscopy performed in every practice setting and around the globe.

“As we look back on 15 years of the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program and look forward to many more years to come, I am so pleased to see this program fulfilling its promise. Healthcare team members across the United States have been strengthened through the journey to attain the ASGE Quality Star to the benefit of the patients they serve. With proven strategies to enhance patient care, safety, and experience, the Society is taking this program beyond our borders, as quality and safety are universal concepts, so healthcare teams outside of the United States and the patients they serve may similarly benefit."

   - Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE, ASGE President

A More Eye-Catching ASGE Quality Star

With this expansion comes a dynamic new look. The ASGE Quality Star, which is conferred upon successful applicants along with the moniker of honoree unit, is brighter, sharper and more modern. Honoree units may use the ASGE Quality Star throughout their three-year recognition periods in their marketing materials – from websites to display banners to atop endoscopy reports – so patients, surveyors, referring physicians and other stakeholders see the unit has earned this unique distinction.

Visit to start your journey to achieving honoree status in the EURP.

About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with almost 16,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.


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