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Death Of Joan Rivers Puts Focus On Surgical Centers06:43

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Yorkville Endoscopy, the New York City surgical center where Joan Rivers experienced a complication during surgery resulting in cardiac arrest, is under investigation by the New York State Health Department.

Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, president of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, certified Yorkville Endoscopy.

He tells Here & Now's  Robin Young that these facilities are well designed and equipped with board certified doctors, but fewer than half of outpatient facilities like it are accredited or licensed by the state.


This segment aired on September 8, 2014.

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