BURLINGTON, N.J., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians and staff of Burlington County Endoscopy Center (BCEC) are pleased to announce the formation of a new joint venture between BCEC and Virtua. Built in 2008, BCEC started as a partnership between Gastroenterology Consultants of South Jersey and Physicians Endoscopy, their strategic corporate partner.
Currently, approximately 8,000 procedures a year are performed in this three-room, Medicare certified, state licensed, AAAHC accredited, and ASGE Center of Excellence. As healthcare reform continues to move forward, the expanded partnership with Virtua offers each party increased value—providing the center a large guiding hand through continued healthcare challenges, inclusion in its growing network of outpatient centers, and a lower cost outpatient strategy to provide the highest quality endoscopic services to patients in the greater Burlington County area.
"The Center, along with Gastroenterology Consultants of South Jersey and Physicians Endoscopy, is happy to join the Virtua family. We strive to provide better, more cost effective access to care for the community. Colon cancer screening is essential in the fight to prevent Colorectal Cancer," said Jeffrey Kutscher, MD, Medical Director, Burlington County Endoscopy Center.
"Our partnership with Virtua was a natural next step for us at our center in Lumberton. Virtua has established itself as a leader in outpatient partnerships and this joint venture relationship is a great match for our collective goals," said Bob Estes, VP, Center Development and Implementation, Physicians Endoscopy.
"We are pleased to partner with such an outstanding center with an established reputation for high quality care," said Michael Kotzen, Virtua EVP for Population Health Management. "The highly-regarded experience of the BCEC physicians compliments Virtua's vision to serve as the premier choice for health and wellness in the communities we serve."
About Burlington County Endoscopy Center
BCEC has been serving the Lumberton, NJ community since November 2008. For more information, visit www.bcendoscopycenter.com.
About Physicians Endoscopy
Physicians Endoscopy (PE) is the leader in the development and management of ambulatory surgery centers predominately specializing in GI services. For more information about ASC development, acquisition, or hospital joint venture partnerships, visit www.endocenters.com or contact the business development team at (866) 240-9496.
One of New Jersey's largest health systems, Virtua's mission is to help people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. For more information, visit www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.
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SOURCE Physicians Endoscopy