Puget Sound Surgical Center

Main office, clinic and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) located in Edmonds, WA. Center of Excellence Metabolic & Bariatric SurgerySatellite office and clinic located in Bellingham, WA. Majority of surgical procedures performed at ASC, which consists of one operating room and one procedure room for endoscopies, colonoscopies and fluoroscopies. Bariatric surgeons also do cases through Evergreen Health at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA.

Facility Size – ASC has 4 bariatric beds with 6 patient bays for admission and recovery. Bariatric recliners are provided for patient comfort.

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South Miami Hospital

AAGL COEMIG Seal_Dark“Achieving the COEMIG designation validates our dedication to caring for our patients with advanced practices, and it reinforces our role as a national and international leader in innovative healthcare for women. The designation process compelled us to formalize our clinical pathways and provide ongoing surgeon and staff education, which continues to enhance our drive toward optimal clinical outcomes. Our surgeons who are not yet designated recognize the value and are actively pursuing it. Through the COEMIG program, we are leading minimally invasive gynecological surgery at our hospital to new levels of excellence.”

Nicholas C. Lambrou, MD
Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
South Miami Hospital Center for Women & Infants

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Franciscan Health System

AAGL COEMIG Seal_Dark“The COEMIG designation process enabled us to align all of the stakeholders in our gynecologic surgery program, including our surgeons, perioperative staff and women’s care leadership. The quarterly interdisciplinary team meetings provide the platform we need to collaborate on the development of clinical pathways to standardize care and promote best practices. With the implementation of the BOLD database, we now have another tool to monitor surgical care and continuously improve outcomes for our patients.”

Cindy Mosbrucker, MD, FACOG
COEMIG Program Director
Franciscan Health System

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Inova Fair Oaks

AAGL COEMIG Seal_DarkInova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, and seven of its surgeons were among the first to earn the AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designation – several more surgeons are currently working toward it.

Lynne Kennedy, MIG Program Coordinator, provides her perspective on the COEMIG program and designation process in the following Q&A. We hope you find her insight helpful as you consider pursuing designation or advancing your MIG program through the process.

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Horizon BCBS of New Jersey Designates Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital As Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has selected Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) as one of just six healthcare facilities in New Jersey for inclusion in the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program. Healthcare facilities earning this status have been designated as Blue Distinction Centers for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for ‪bariatric‬ patients.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complications and readmissions, for gastric stapling and/or gastric banding procedures. A healthcare facility must also have earned national accreditations at both the facility level and the bariatric care-specific level.

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As obesity crisis spreads among adolescents, hospital ramps up weight-loss surgery program

As the obesity crisis has deepened among children and adolescents across the United States, doctors have become increasingly concerned that the heavy youngsters they are seeing have very adult problems.

Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, all hallmarks of adult obesity, are now turning up in kids as young as 11.

“We had never seen that before,” said Dr. Ragui Sadek, a physician at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick.

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2014 – A Pivotal Year for SRC

Pausing a moment to reflect on 2014, the team at SRC would like to wish you a prosperous new year and thank you for your continued interest, support, and participation in our programs. Your dedication to excellence – an initiative started by SRC 11 years ago – continues to save lives and improve patient care.

This past year SRC added two new service offerings, broadened the number of accreditation programs, and expanded its database product into multiple specialties beyond bariatric surgery. In addition to our expansion, SRC launched a rebranding campaign, which will result in a new look and improved website we expect to unveil this Spring.

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World’s First Center of Excellence in Pediatric & Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has been designated as the first Adolescent Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the world, by the international Surgical Review Corporation. The designation recognizes that BMSCH and its surgeons are providing exceptional care and are dedicated to continuously improving patient safety and success.

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