About Our Centers
In order to promote the highest quality of Endoscopic services, the Centers will:
- Maintain a physical environment conducive to the provision of safe, efficient Endoscopic procedures Ensure that safe and effective equipment and supplies are available for use by the Center's physicians and clinical staff.
- Recruit, hire, affiliate with and maintain relationships with qualified, skilled physicians, other clinical staff, administrative staff, support staff, and other providers.
- Provide an effective program of quality assurance and quality improvement.
The Centers will serve all persons in need of Endoscopic services, regardless of age, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or payer source. In order to accomplish this mission of service, the Centers will:
- Concentrate on serving residents of the local communities in the immediate vicinity of its location, so as to satisfy the unmet needs of these communities, which originally led the centers to locate there. The centers will attempt to make physicians and patients in its local communities aware of its services and encourage the use of those services;
- Develop, maintain and update, as necessary, a policy and procedure for serving uninsured persons and persons without the ability to pay the entire charge, and develop, maintain and update, as needed, a sliding fee scale considerate of the means of such persons.
- Promote the accessibility of its services for all persons in need of these services, with particular emphasis on improving access for traditionally under-served populations, including ethnic minorities and persons of low-income status. The Centers will operate at times that promote accessibility, attempt to provide culturally-sensitive services, including services that assist individuals to overcome physical and language barriers, and encourage patients to freely offer opinions regarding how accessibility and service can be improved.