January 23, 2021

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Midwest Physicians Surgery Center located in Lee’s Summit MO., as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States.

Midwest Physicians Surgery Center is one of more than 600 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.

“We are honored to be recognized by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Heather Farmer, RN, Clinical Director “Through ongoing education we demonstrate our dedication to the delivery of high-quality patient care.”

Midwest Physicians Surgery Center mission statement: To provide first class surgical services for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. Each patient, each family, each and everytime.

To be recognized by ASGE, a unit, through a peer-reviewed application process, must attest to the continued competence of all staff relative to their roles, demonstrate the adoption of unit policies specific to ongoing assessment of performance relative to key quality indicators, and attest that the unit has established infrastructure and personnel dedicated to infection control and prevention.

“We are proud that Midwest Physicians Surgery Center has been acknowledged by the ASGE, for our commitment to provide the highest standards of safety and quality,” said Marc K. Taormina, MD, FASGE, Medical Director. By ensuring infection control principles are adhered to, continually assessing the competency of staff, and monitoring patient satisfaction, the ASGE-recognizes Midwest Physicians Surgery Center for contributing to the public’s confidence in endoscopy, a life-saving technology.