ETMC achieves reaccreditation for bariatric surgery

Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:38 - Written by

ETMC Tyler has been reaccredited as a comprehensive center with adolescent qualifications for bariatric surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

“Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity, and its related conditions, have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program like ETMC that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care,” said Dana Carns, RN, MSN, director of nursing.

To earn the designation, ETMC met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.

The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.