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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Endoscopy Unit Recognized for Quality Care

Rockville, MD — A leading gastrointestinal medical society has recognized Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center for its commitment to quality and safety in endoscopy, a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract.

Shady Grove was the only hospital-based endoscopy unit in Maryland to be granted recognition in 2018 from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The ASGE honors endoscopy units that meet its rigorous patient safety and quality criteria.

“We are honored to be recognized by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit,” said Ann Toupin, Director of Surgical Services at Shady Grove Medical Center. “Through ongoing education and continued compliance with the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program requirements, we demonstrate our dedication to the delivery of high-quality patient care.”

Shady Grove’s unit earned recognition after a peer-reviewed application process. The hospital demonstrated its adherence to ASGE guidelines on the privileging of endoscopists, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, Centers for Disease Control infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.

“We are proud to acknowledge these endoscopy units through our Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for their commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety and quality,” said Glenn Eisen, MD, chairperson of the ASGE Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee. “By ensuring infection control principles are adhered to, continually assessing the competency of staff, and monitoring patient satisfaction, ASGE-recognized units contribute to the public’s confidence in endoscopy, a life-saving technology.”


Adventist HealthCare offers a full range of health and wellness services to the community including acute hospital care, rehabilitation, mental and behavioral health services, home care, health education, a physician network and wellness services for businesses. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest employers in Maryland, with approximately 5,500 employees. Our mission is to extend God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

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