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Clinic receives national recognition

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Carolina Digestive Care in Morganton and its staff have been named to the list of the nation's best ambulatory surgery centers by Newsweek magazine.

Carolina Digestive Care in Morganton has been named by Newsweek magazine to its list of best ambulatory surgery centers in the country and was ranked in the top 15 in the state.

Part of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, Carolina Digestive Care is at 107 Mica Ave. in Morganton.

“To help our readers make knowledgeable choices when they seek care for themselves or loved ones, Newsweek partnered with the respected global research firm Statista,” said Nancy Cooper, the magazine’s global editor in chief. “Our experts and our survey participants assessed quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations relative to in-state competition. They also took into account how well facilities were responding to the threat of COVID-19.”

Carolina Digestive Care made the list spotlighting the 400 best centers among North Carolina and 24 other states that have the most facilities.

“We are so proud of our staff for being recognized for their excellent work,” said Drew Thomas, vice president of physician and ambulatory operations at the hospital. “They truly work together as a team to take excellent care of our patients and keep them safe from COVID-19.”

Ambulatory surgery centers specialize in elective, same-day or outpatient surgical procedures. Patients do not require admission to a hospital and are well enough to go home after the procedure. A center is a separate entity from a hospital.

“The team puts the patient first, period,” said Joset Taylor, a registered nurse and director of operations. “Their effort and attitude every day to provide the best care, the best experience and the best outcome for their patients were important in receiving this recognition.”

To see a list of all centers that were recognized, visit https://bit.ly/2Iu3ScG.

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