Good Samaritan Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Reaccreditation
Good Samaritan Hospital was recently reaccredited as a Center of Excellence® (COE) by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). As part of the ASMBS, facilities are required to maintain standards set by the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), which is the unified program between the American College of Surgeons and the ASMBS. Recertification occurs every three years. This review process confirms that all COE programs, new and existing, continue to meet the evidence-based quality thresholds determined by expert physicians and medical organizations. It also provides an opportunity to improve the overall quality of care, by requiring all Centers to meet criteria that keep pace with ongoing advances in clinical practice.
“Good Samaritan provides multidisciplinary, patient centered care,” said Good Samaritan’s Bariatric Coordinator Rosanne DeLuca, RN. “The hospital’s experienced, board-certified surgeons are experts in weight-loss surgery who continue to provide the best outcomes, with the lowest number of readmissions and reoperations nationwide.”
For more information on Good Samaritan’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call 376-4444 or visit www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
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