Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Accreditation

West Chester Hospital’s bariatric surgery program has been re-accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a combined program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This is the third successful review received by West Chester Hospital and the UC Health Weight Loss Center by these organizations.

The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ensure that metabolic and bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity. West Chester Hospital’s commitment to quality care begins with expertly trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric surgeon.

The program is tasked with continuous review of surgical data as they continue improving the structure and outcomes expertise necessary to provide safe, efficacious, and high-quality care to all metabolic and bariatric patients. To earn MBSAQIP Accreditation, West Chester Hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement.

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