Englewood Health receives national mark of distinction in bariatric surgery

When choosing a weight loss surgeon, an accredited bariatric team makes all the difference. Englewood Health recently achieved reaccreditation for bariatric surgery, reflecting the health system’s continued commitment to patient care and safety.

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program accreditation — a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery — also recognizes the health system’s continuous quality improvement and patient safety efforts.

“Achieving reaccreditation is a testament to the dedication of our entire bariatric surgery team,” Dr. James McGinty, chief of surgery and surgical services at Englewood Health, stated. “Their commitment to excellence and high-quality, compassionate patient care ensures we remain a top facility for bariatric surgery.”

Englewood Health received reaccreditation following an extensive site review, in which the hospital’s structure, processes and clinical outcome data were analyzed. The hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways and demonstrated its ability to support weight loss patients with improved outcomes and long-term success.

“Patient safety and quality improvement are our top priorities at every stage of care — from the consultation phase and years after recovery,” Tina Bloemer, vice president of quality at Englewood Health, said. “This is a commitment that patients can rely on when choosing a facility for bariatric surgery.”