ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey (GGNNJ) are pleased to announce the opening of Northern New Jersey Center for Advanced Endoscopy (NNJC)—an ambulatory surgery center joint venture between the physicians of GGNNJ, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC), and strategic corporate partner Physicians Endoscopy (PE).
NNJC is an 8,500 square foot single-specialty endoscopic ambulatory surgery center with four procedure rooms. The Medicare-certified, state-licensed, and Joint Commission-accredited center is expected to perform more than 9,000 procedures annually. As healthcare reform continues to change, the new center will seek to provide low-cost, high-quality outpatient endoscopic services to the Englewood area community.
"A strategic partnership with these 10 physicians and Englewood Hospital was carefully structured to ensure the overall central goal was achieved. Building upon trust and the value each party brought to the relationship were the ingredients to make this three-way joint venture successful," said Carol Stopa, SVP, Business Development, PE.
"Englewood Hospital is proud to join with GGNNJ and PE to bring advanced care to patients in Northern New Jersey. These two partners share our core values of high quality, safe, and cost effective medical care. With PE's management skills and GGNJ's endoscopic proficiency, this joint venture will help bring important screening and preventive services to our community," said Michael Harris, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
"For over 30 years our double-board certified physicians have provided excellent care and service to the community. The Center allows for continued volume growth and easy procedural access to patients in the Northern New Jersey area," said Kenneth Rubin, MD, Co-Medical Director, NNJC. "With the help of the hospital and PE, we are able to provide a higher level of care with access to the latest equipment and technology, helping to prevent and screen for colon cancer," added Barry Zingler, MD, Co-Medical Director, NNJC.
Physicians Endoscopy is a nationally recognized development and management partner for GI-focused ambulatory surgery centers. The company currently operates 42 partnered facilities in 14 states with 18 different hospital systems —building collaborative, long-term relationships with partnered physicians that positively impact the center, its patients and the bottom line. For more information, visit www.endocenters.com or contact (866) 240-9496.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a leading provider of high-quality, comprehensive, and humanistic care. EHMC is the only hospital in Bergen County and one of fewer than 100 in the nation to earn The Leapfrog Group's "Top Hospital" award for safety and quality. Since 2012, the hospital has earned a Safety Score "A" by Leapfrog, a record of achievement maintained by only five hospitals in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.englewoodhealth.org.
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