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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Harlingen Medical Center GI Laboratory has High Marks for Screenings

Harlingen – Prevention is key. And, nowhere is that more affirmed than when you are dealing with your health. That is why Harlingen Medical Center is observing National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, this March, and is encouraging you, and your loved ones, to get screened – via a colonoscopy.

The award-winning and nationally recognized hospital is home to the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Harlingen Medical Center, which the laboratory is recognized as a national leader in quality by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society.

The ASGE recognition is the result of the hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy and by meeting the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, Center for Disease (CDC) infection control guidelines, and, ensuring endoscopy staff competency.

During the month of March, Harlingen Medical Center will host two Doc Talk Lectures that will feature topics related to Colon Cancer Awareness. One lecture will feature Dr. Jason Phillips, Gastroenterologist, and, is titled, Can a Colonoscopy Save Your Life? This lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the Medical Office Building Conference Room, located at 5505 S. Expressway 77, at Harlingen Medical Center.

The second will feature Dr. Nicole Grigg-Gutierrez, Gastroeneterologist, is titled Colon Cancer Prevention: What Everyone Should Know, and is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the Medical Office Building Conference Room at Harlingen Medical Center.

If you would like to attend any of the scheduled Doc Talk Lectures, please RSVP to the Harlingen Medical Center Business Development and Marketing Department at (956) 365-1027, or at [email protected].

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