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Chelsea Hospital recently announced that it has received a Low Acuity Center accreditation for Bariatric Surgery from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
To earn this accreditation, the hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity.
Chelsea Hospital also participates in a national data registry that yields semi-annual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement.
“This is a great accomplishment for Chelsea Hospital and our experienced team of bariatric surgeons,” said Ben Miles, Chelsea Hospital president in a press release. “It should serve as a reminder for our metabolic and bariatric patients that they can rest easily knowing they are getting the highest quality of care possible. I am incredibly proud of our bariatrics team for earning this highly regarded accreditation.”
The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ensure that metabolic and bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-Accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity.
“I could not be prouder of our surgical team and the dedicated staff that has supported us in developing a successful, high-quality Bariatric program here in Chelsea,” said Nabeel Obeid, MD, medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Chelsea Hospital.
“Local residents living in Chelsea and surrounding communities should know that they don’t have to look very far to find world-class Bariatric care,” Obeid said.
For more information about Bariatric Surgery at Trinity Health Michigan, please visit www.trinityhealthmichigan.org/bariatrics.
About Chelsea Hospital
Chelsea Hospital is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Trinity Health Michigan, a Catholic health care system, and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan. Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Chelsea Hospital employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 800 physicians. Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, eight operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center and a physical medicine and rehabilitation department. For additional information about Chelsea Hospital, please visit www.trinityhealthmichigan.org.
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the quality of care for surgical patients. Its achievements have placed it at the forefront of American surgery and have made the College an important advocate for all surgical patients.
The college has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.
About the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest organization for metabolic and bariatric surgeons in the world, with more than 4,200 members. It is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the science of metabolic and bariatric surgery. The ASMBS is committed to educating medical professionals and the lay public about metabolic and bariatric surgery, including the associated risks and benefits, as a treatment option for obesity.