Local weight-loss center meets national standards
July 23, 2019
Obese patients have a high-quality choice for bariatric surgery or a medically managed weight loss program at a nationally accredited center.
Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction received reaccreditation as a Comprehensive Center of Excellence under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery jointly publish program standards and review performance.
“This national accreditation recognizes our commitment to offer patients highly personal attention thorough education and quality care as they determine the weight loss plan that best meets their needs,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer.
To earn the designation, the Center for Weight Reduction met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and protocols for care. The center also participates in a national data registry that identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
More than 15.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the numbers continue to increase. Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality. Diseases and conditions commonly associated with obesity include type II diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.