Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo Marks National Ambulatory Surgery Center Month at Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center
BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, August 24, 2018, Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo (NY-86) toured the Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center (MBEC) to mark National Ambulatory Surgery Center Month. During National ASC Month, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) celebrate the high-quality care they provide to surgical patients across the country.
MBEC is a licensed, Article-28 facility which is subject to the same Department of Health (DOH) regulations as hospitals. MBEC has performed more than 2,900 procedures since opening their doors in August 2017. The center has transformed and personalized the procedure experience, which could typically be impersonal and stressful in a hospital outpatient setting.
MBEC provides crucial health care services to underserved and uninsured patients. The center is partnered with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and Morris Heights Health Center, and participates in the NYCDOH Community Outreach Program to meet and exceed charity-care requirements set forth by state regulation. Sixty-six percent of Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center's clients receive Medicare and Medicaid and the Center. The center employs nearly 20 staff in administrative and clinical roles from the community.
"We are honored that Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo has taken an interest in our center and look forward to providing him a tour as well as meeting our staff and providers. We all work very hard to provide the highest quality care to our community of patients and appreciate the opportunity to discuss the value Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center brings to the area with this distinguished public official," said Ann Sariego, SVP, Operations, Physicians Endoscopy.
National ASC Month is made possible by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), the national membership association that represents ASCs and provides advocacy and resources to assist centers. At ASCA, they develop and maintain working relationships with legislative and regulatory bodies to facilitate visits such as the one from the Representative.
Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center is one of two Physicians Endoscopy (PE) partnered centers in the Bronx, NY. PE has 21 licensed GI ambulatory surgery centers in New York that collectively project to perform over 192,000 GI procedures annually. For more information on GI surgery centers like this one, visit www.endocenters.com/partnered-centers.