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U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Francis GI Endoscopy Among Inaugural Edition of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the Country

WINDSOR, CT. (May 23, 2024) – Saint Francis GI Endoscopy in Windsor, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility and a joint venture between Saint Francis Hospital and Central Connecticut GI Endoscopy, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the 2024-2025 Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for colonoscopy and endoscopy. The debut ratings of outpatient surgical centers offers consumers a vetted, data-informed resource for those seeking outpatient surgical care.


In partnership with CareJourney, for the first edition of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers, U.S. News rated nearly 5,000 surgery centers on several criteria, including how successfully they avoided complications, ER visits, unplanned hospitalizations, and other undesirable outcomes; patient outcomes; risk-adjustment, and more. Ambulatory Surgery Centers were evaluated in four separate specialty areas, including colonoscopy and endoscopy. Surgery centers could not opt out of being evaluated.


“We are so proud of being named one of the best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for colonoscopy and endoscopy by U.S. News,” said Kathleen K. Hull, Facility Administrator, Saint Francis GI Endoscopy. “We are committed to providing world class, patient-centered care, and being recognized on this national list as one of the best, not only in Connecticut, but across the country, highlights that dedication.”


U.S. News awards the designation of “Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers” only to those surgery centers that satisfy U.S. News’ statistical assessment of performance. Only the highest-rated surgery centers earned a “Best” rating.


“Empowering consumers through informed decisions is at the core of U.S. News’ mission,” said Sumita Singh, senior vice president and general manager of Healthcare at U.S. News. “This collaboration with CareJourney on U.S. News’ ratings of Ambulatory Surgery Centers provides patients the transparency they deserve. Now, anyone facing an outpatient procedure can make data-fueled, informed choices for numerous possible surgical procedures they may need.”


“Same-day procedures play an increasingly vital role in the health care landscape; our debut ratings of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, built on robust data analysis with CareJourney, provide the objective insights patients need to navigate their health care journey with confidence,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

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