Endoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to see inside your body. An endoscope, or scope for short, has a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube which a doctor moves through a body passageway or opening to see inside an organ. Scopes are often used for surgery, including for removing polyps from the colon during a colonoscopy.
Valley’s endoscopy team stands out
Only one of three endoscopy teams in Washington state to achieve this distinction, Valley’s Endoscopy Unit was recognized in November by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as part of its program that promotes quality in endoscopy across the United States. The ASGE Endoscopy Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that show a commitment to patient safety and quality; Valley’s recognition reflects many months of rigorous work by the endoscopy team and other support staff.
Wendy La Cava, Director of Perianesthesia and Endoscopy Services at Valley, says the recognition highlights the hard work of our providers and team members.
“It validates to our patients that we are providing high quality, evidence-based care using all the best practices for procedures and care,” Wendy says.
While the ASGE recognition is good for three years, the hard work will continue into the future with further enhancements and expectations for continued ASGE acknowledgment. A big congratulations to this team for this well-deserved recognition.
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