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St. Claire Surgical Weight Loss Receives National Accreditation as a Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery

Hospital news | Friday, April 6, 2018

We are proud to announce that St. Claire Surgical Weight Loss earned comprehensive center accreditation for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

The MBSAQIP Standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.

“This recognition acknowledges our commitment to quality improvement and patient safety efforts for bariatric surgery patients,” said Riki Watts, MSN, RN, Director of Surgical Services.

St. Claire Surgical Weight Loss offers patients pre- and post-operative care, in addition to continued medical and support services to help patients improve their health. Our team consists of surgeons, a program coordinator, nurses and nutritionists, who all collaborate to provide coordinated, safe and seamless patient care.

To earn the MBSAQIP designation, SCH met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and protocols for care. As a Comprehensive Center, the Medical Center participates in a national data registry that produces semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, as well as identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.