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Our Quality & Safety

Why Quality and Safety Matters?

Not all GI examinations and procedures have equivalent quality. To assist you in understanding the differences, we recommend you use the following guidelines when selecting a physician and/or facility to perform your procedure:

  • Your physician should be a fellowship trained Gastroenterologist
  • He/she should be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
  • For your safety, the facility should be Medicare and Joint Commission or AAAHC accredited
  • Your physician should be able to discuss with you the number of times they have performed your specific procedure to include their individual quality data or outcome measures (i.e. complication rates, polyp detection rates, patient satisfaction) in comparison to national standards

Our Gastroenterologists can provide you with all of the above information.  Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC (MGI) & Midwest Endoscopy Services, LLC (MES) have a recognized Quality Program.  Our quality is measured and demonstrated through our patient satisfaction scores, continuous clinical performance monitoring, medical outcomes, and receipt of major accreditations, designations and awards.

The purpose of our program is to facilitate a comprehensive review of the organization’s systems and functions as they impact our customers.  We continuously strive to provide health care services and education which consistently meet or exceed the expectations of patients, physicians, employees, and the community.

Our program’s objective is to identify opportunities for expense reduction, while simultaneously ensuring access to new technology, positive procedural outcomes, and patient satisfaction.  The effort includes a critical evaluation of our current practice to develop process improvements, reduce practice variation, and optimize resource consumption. We break down a process into a series of steps and then analyze them to decide how we can improve.  The effectiveness of our interventions is examined in terms of specific clinical and economical outcomes.  Our program consists of a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach by utilizing specialized and experienced Board Certified Gastroenterologists, Registered Nurses, Case Managers, Administrators, and a Dietitian to review and improve:

  • Health Promotion
  • Availability
  • Effectiveness
  • Timeliness
  • Complication Prevention
  • Efficiency
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Ancillary/Support Services
  • Vaccination Program
  • Infection Prevention
  • Education & Training
  • Financial Control
  • Information Services
  • Medical Staff
  • Nursing Services
  • Environment of Care
  • Resource Utilization
  • Safety/Risk Management

You may have read or seen on television the distressing results of a government study concerning infection control in ambulatory outpatient centers.  It revealed high percentages of Ambulatory Surgical Centers with breakdowns in their infection control measures potentially placing patients at risk.  The government has suggested Ambulatory Surgical Centers be subject to the same infection control measures hospitals are required to follow.

We are very proud to inform you that Midwest Endoscopy Services, LLC, is licensed by the State of Nebraska and accredited by The Joint Commission, Medicare and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  These are the same organizations that accredit hospitals.  Our policies, procedures and practices for infection control meet all standards set for hospitals.  We want to assure you that you are safe here and we continually strive to provide the highest quality patient care.

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