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Our Commitment to Quality

At Salem Endoscopy Center, we provide sensitive, patient-centered care in a comfortable environment.

Combining the latest technology with ongoing education of our physicians, nurses, and staff, we are able to deliver the best care in the Pacific Northwest. Our staff truly cares, and strives to make your time with us the best it can be.

 

Our distinguishing characteristics:

  • Salem Endoscopy Center is accredited by AAAHC, the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
  • We participate in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program. We report on measures that focus on improved health care outcomes, quality, safety, efficiency and satisfaction for patients.
  • Many of our nurses are certified by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA).
  • We use only state of the art equipment, including high-definition (HD) endoscopes
  • We provide you with a copy of the procedure report, and will fax it to your Primary Care Provider

 


 

Salem Endoscopy Center offers an unmatched degree of convenience and simplicity by keeping your admitting time short and easy and making it easy to find nearby parking. Our patients repeatedly give us the highest praise on our satisfaction surveys for our center and specialized staff, with more than 99 percent giving us “satisfied” or “very satisfied” ratings.

CAHPS Survey

CategoryRating
Facility and Staff⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Procedure Communication⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Discharge and Recovery⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☆
Key Loyalty Indicator: Rating of Facility⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☆
Key Loyalty Indicator: Recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About this survey: CAHPS Website

Adenoma Detection Rate

An adenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of glandular origin. Adenomas can grow from many organsincluding the colon. Although these growths are benign, over time they can potentially progress to become malignant (cancerous), at which point they are called adenocarcinomas. Even while benign, they have the potential to cause serious health complications by compressing other structures (mass effect) and by producing large amounts of unregulated hormones.

 

Detection Rate (Male/Female)

201820172016201520142012
56/4354%/43%53% / 42%54% / 40%40% / 31%34%
National Target Rate: 30% in men, 20% in women.

*Adenoma detection rate

The goals of screening colonoscopy are to prevent colorectal cancer by identifying and removing adenomas and to identify colon or rectal (referred to as colorectal) cancer if it is already present. The most important quality indicator, the Adenoma Detection Rate is the proportion of average-risk patients in whom a physician identifies adenomas during colonoscopy.

 

Complication Rate

Complication Rate is another indicator of quality care. The following chart shows the number of complications compared to the total number of colonoscopies performed:

20052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018Grand Total
Total CS509466751065564567452875714590360726287749272677832810381477
Perforations0013035232121124
% of Cases000.020.0600.060.090.040.050.040.020.030.010.01