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Area weight management service gets accreditation


SSM Health Illinois Weight Management Services recently announced that they have received accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

MBSAQIP is a comprehensive, nationwide surgical quality program aimed at ensuring the safe and effective performance of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Surgical outcomes focus on weight loss and the treatment of obesity-related diseases, like diabetes, sleep apnea, and others. Research shows accredited centers experience lower complications, and better outcomes than that of non-accredited facilities.

“We are thankful to every individual that worked alongside us to achieve MBSAQIP accreditation which ultimately led to this designation. SSM Health Illinois Weight Management Services looks forward to continuing to provide patients in our region with the level of quality care and dedication to excellence that this designation represents,” says Ginny Price, RN, CBN -Program Manager at SSM Health Illinois Weight Management Services.

As an MBSAQIP-accredited hospital, SSM Health also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies a hospital’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know SSM Health is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

“ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, SSM Health has shown a commitment providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement,” said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

Pictured above is the SSM Health St. Mary’s – Centralia staff.

Pictured below is the SSM Health Good Samaritan – Mt. Vernon staff.


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