Goshen Physicians Center For Weight Reduction Receives Center For Excellence Reaccreditation
GOHSEN — Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction has received its third consecutive accreditation as a Comprehensive Center of Excellence under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
“This accreditation recognizes our commitment to offering a holistic program for weight reduction that improves the health of our communities,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health president and chief executive officer. “Our goal is to provide a highly personal approach that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.”
To earn designation as a Center of Excellence, Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and protocols for care. The center also participates in a national data registry that identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction has been an accredited bariatric surgery center since 2016.
Two out of three adults in the U.S. are overweight or have obesity. Diseases and conditions related to obesity include heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes and certain types of cancer.
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It sets national standards for bariatric surgery centers with a goal of advancing safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgery patients.