“Our ability to advance healthcare relies on intentional effort

…and structure surrounding service line strategies. Our hospital’s pursuit of a center of excellence with SRC has been an exceptional experience. From the accreditation process to the onsite input and validation we received, all aspects were extremely positive. The collaborative approach and genuine desire to advance healthcare in our community was evident. Thank you to the team at SRC for an elite experience.”

-Hospital CEO, Ohio

“SRC was extremely helpful

…and wanted us to succeed. The information they provided was step by step and Vickie and Colleen [SRC’s program, support managers] were there for us if we had any question. Questions were always answered in a timely manner. Everyone was very personable and Dr. Hutcher, the site inspector, was extremely thorough and offered some great tips to further our success.”

-Clinical Coordinator, Ohio

“The renewal of the Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

…accreditation granted by SRC is a confirmation of the commitment from our multidisciplinary team in the treatment of obesity and a reflection of the quality of the services provided during our 16 years of work in the specialty (started in 2000). Our history has always been guided by our ethical commitment to quality of patient care, always seeking technical and scientific improvement with the vision of becoming a reference center in the treatment of obesity. This recognition was obtained in 2012 with the Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery accreditation and was renewed in 2015 through rigorous inspections of our facility. This most recent inspection evaluated the technical capacity of our professionals, the quality of the services provided, the results obtained and the physical structure of the hospital and practice. This certification is very much an honor for us and reinforces our commitment to always seek improvements associated with qualified assistance, teaching and research. This reflects the mission of the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome of PUCRS to maintain the highest quality standards.”

-Dr. Rafael Ramos, Brazil

“We received our Center of Excellence designation

… in July of 2012. What does this certification mean for us? I will tell you in one word: REVOLUTION.

Since receiving the Center of Excellence status, our annual number of surgeries has doubled, the incidence of serious surgical complications has decreased by a factor of three to four times and patient follow up attendance improved significantly, among several other positive developments. The constant improvement of our service processes and the focused commitment among our professional staff has enhanced our delivery of medical care and improved our patient outcomes.

Patients are not the only benefactors from SRC’s programs, as our professionals have grown personally and professionally, the Hospital has become a better institution and our team has strengthened, working together more cooperatively and fluently. The bariatric COEMBS initiative is our pilot program for healthcare quality in our hospital, becoming an innovative way for other specialties to improve services and care. This is more than an evolution for us, but rather a revolution! We are delighted to promote and participate in programs delivering such success!”

-COEMBS SurgeonBrazil