East Carolina Endoscopy Center achieves AAAHC reaccreditation

The East Carolina Endoscopy Center has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  Accreditation distinguishes this endoscopy center by recognizing high quality of care provided to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization means the East Carolina Endoscopy Center has met nationally-recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.  More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.

“We believe our patients deserve the best,” said Ginger Edwards, administrator of the East Carolina Endoscopy Center. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures.  It means that our organization cares enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care.  The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

The East Carolina Endoscopy Center, founded in 2009, is a joint venture between the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center. It is located at 521 Moye Boulevard.  To schedule an appointment, call 252-744-8400.

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