CMHS’s Bariatric Weight Loss Center Receives Accreditation

Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The Community Memorial Health System’s Bariatric Weight Loss Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation.

The COEMBS program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care for obese patients. The program is structured to help bariatric surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety.

To earn the COEMBS designation, CMHS’s Bariatric Weight Loss Center provided information on all aspects of its bariatric surgery program and processes, including data on its surgical outcomes.

“Accreditation shows we are following the highest standards of care for patients of size,” said Julienne Mitchell, bariatric coordinator for CMHS. “Dr. Helmuth Billy and our staff have cared for over 200 patients in recent years, and we’re honored to receive this recognition.”

The Surgical Review Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization governed by industry stakeholders and dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide.

For more information on the Bariatric Weight Loss Center, call 805/658-5831.


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