MidState Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program Earns National Accreditation

July 16, 2015

MidState Medical Center is proud to announce that its bariatric surgery program has achieved Comprehensive Center accreditation from the American College of Surgeons and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This certification means that our bariatric patients can be assured they are receiving the highest quality and most patient-centered care when they select MidState as their provider of choice.

MidState underwent a rigorous examination process to attain accreditation. A MBSAQIP site visit took place on May 15 to evaluate the hospital and verify that appropriate levels of care were in place for bariatric surgery patients, also ensuring that patient education, long-term follow up, support groups, data collection and quality improvement measures were part of the program.

"Part of this process involved demonstrating how we follow up with our patients along the entire continuum of care. It is important that we collaborate with our outpatient partners pre- and post- surgery to ensure a smooth transition of care for every single one of our patients," said Kelly Miller, bariatric program coordinator.

Beyond excellent medical care, MidState also prides itself in an excellent patient experience. "We work collaboratively with our patients every step of the way before, during and after the surgery process. We have three patient navigators who help guide our patients, especially during the six-month pre-op workup before surgery," said Dr. Aziz Benbrahim, general surgeon and medical director of MidState's bariatric surgery program.

If you are interested in learning whether bariatric surgery is the right option for you, sign up for one of our free surgery information sessions. Sessions are held across central Connecticut. The next day session in Meriden is scheduled for Monday, July 27,12 p.m. Our next evening session is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m. Both sessions are held at the MidState Family Health Center, 61 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden. Registration is required. Please call 1.866.668.5070 to register.

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