Endo Surgi Center was established January 1995 by Samiappan Muthusamy, MD., and is dedicated to continuously maintaining patient safety, infection control standards, and quality health care by meeting federal, state, and national standards. The facility provides state-of-the-art care for same-day eligible patients in a safe, comfortable, and professional environment using the latest technology and equipment available. Our goal is to be on the forefront of Colon Cancer prevention, education and detection, and to provide interventional Pain Management in an effort to relieve acute or chronic pain. The facility is conveniently located in Union, New Jersey, and is staffed by Board Certified or Board Eligible physicians.
“No matter how well we did today, we want to do better tomorrow.”
Endo Surgi Center is recognized by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which is a National Association with emphasis on patient care quality and safety.
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized the Endo Surgi Center as a part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. The Endo Surgi Center is one of more than 400 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009, other notables with this recognition is Cleveland Clinic. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines and have completed specialized training on principles in quality and safety in endoscopy.
“We are deeply honored to have the Endo Surgi Center recognized by ASGE as a distinguished center for our continuous efforts to enhance the safety and quality of our services,” states Sharon Demato RN, BSN, CGRN, CNA; the Administrator/COO of the Endo Surgi Center. “Our primary focus at ESC has always been safety, and ASGE has provided us with even more validation as we continue offering these excellent services to the greater Union County area.”
With this special recognition, you can feel confident in knowing that we are dedicated to these important principles:
Effective Clinical Care – Engage in continuous evaluation of the quality of care being provided as supported by unit policies and monitoring of physician performance relative to national benchmarks.
Safe Care – Adhere to nationally-recognized clinical and safety guidelines to direct training and competency assessment of all unit personnel.
Patient-Centered Care – Give patients the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their care, offer excellent customer service, and provide channels for customer feedback.
About the Program
To successfully complete the program and receive a Certificate of Recognition, a facility must show proof of successful and current accreditation by a recognized accrediting body with deeming status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and participate in the ASGE Recognition Course, “Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit.” The Certificate of Recognition award is granted for a three-year renewable period.
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 continually reinforces the importance of quality among its members through member communications, such as emails and newsletters, and its courses, including “Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit.”
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 in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education.
Known as the leader in setting standards for excellence in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, ASGE has developed the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program, the only national program GI endoscopy. The ASGE Certificate of Recognition honors endoscopy units committed to the highest standards of quality and safety.
The Endo Surgi Center adheres to the highest possible sterilization, and high-level disinfection processing of endoscopes, equipment and accessories. Routine biological testing is performed on all equipment, to ensure validation of sterility. Quality indicators are designed to measure standard benchmarking goals are met.