Samaritan Endoscopy Center receives recognition

Sep 19,2009
Samaritan Endoscopy Center (SEC) in Corvallis has become the first endoscopy center in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties to receive accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The accreditation recognizes that SEC has passed a series of rigorous national standards for the provision of quality health care.

AAAHC is a national organization that maintains accreditation for 3,000 ambulatory health care facilities across the United States. Facilities seeking accreditation must undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of all aspects of care. Seeking the accreditation is a voluntary effort that underscores SEC’s commitment to excellent patient care.

“We’re very proud of our physicians and staff,” said Susan Hobie, RN, director of SEC. “This accreditation recognizes the great care they give patients every day.”

Founded in 2006 on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (GSRMC) campus, SEC is a partnership between GSRMC and Corvallis Gastroentology that provides endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. “Endoscopic” refers to procedures that provide visualization of the interior of organs and cavities of the body with an instrument called an endoscope. Endoscopic procedures are used to help diagnose a variety of health issues, such as swallowing difficulties, reflux, abdominal or chest pain, indigestion and bleeding. Colonoscopy is the leading procedure for the safe and accurate detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.

For more information about Samaritan Endoscopy Center, visit samhealth.org/Endoscopy or call 541-768-4260.