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The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized the endoscopy unit at Mercy.
The recognition honors endoscopy units that have met the program’s rigorous criteria in areas such as quality assurance, CDC infection control guidelines and endoscopy staff competency. Read more.
Mercy Gastroenterology Clinic prides itself on providing patients with a high standard of care and that shows in their quality data.
The following is the precancer polyp detection rate showing the percentage of colonoscopies where Mercy gastroenterologists are finding and removing precancers compared with the national benchmark set by the ASGE (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) the governing body of gastroenterology.
Mercy: 28.52% National Benchmark: 15% or greater
Mercy: 32.29%National Benchmark: 25% or greater
The following is the average length of time for a colonoscopy procedure at Mercy compared with the ASGE national benchmark.
Mercy: 18.28 minutes National Benchmark: 6 minutes or greater
To ensure Mercy gastroenterologists find and remove all precancers and abnormalities in the colon, our gastroenterologists spend more time during the procedure than the national benchmark.
Reporting period 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021