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Chapman Global Medical Center Achieves National Accreditation and Recognition for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Orange County, CA, March 08, 2018 -- Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment. Chapman Global Medical Center (GMC) has announced they have met the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care and has earned national accreditation from MBSAQIP. In addition, Chapman GMC has received recognition as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery form the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

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Chapman GMC’s accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the MBSAQIP® (a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) ensures that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. Chapman GMC offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

“Our facility was evaluated against strict standards that measured the entirety of our program, the quality of our services, and the safety of our outcomes,” said Dr. Milton Owens, Bariatric Program Director at Chapman GMC. “Only those facilities that meet or exceed the established criteria are accredited by MBSAQIP. We are proud to be one of them.”

Chapman GMC’s commitment to quality care begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership surgeons who participate in meetings throughout the year to review its outcomes.  They seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center.

“Receiving MBSAQIP accreditation as a Comprehensive Center is a testament to the exceptional staff, nurses, and physicians at Chapman GMC. In addition, SRC’s recognition as a Center of Excellence demonstrates our team’s ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to our patients,” said Ron Galonsky, Chief Executive Officer at Chapman GMC. “These recognitions demonstrate our commitment to excellence and improving the health and well-being of our patients.”

In the United States, around 15.5 million people suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the numbers continue to increase. Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly associated with it, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of comorbid conditions related to severe obesity. 

Since 1969, Chapman Global Medical Center has provided the Orange County community with advanced, state-of-the-art healthcare services. The 114-bed acute care facility offers state-of-the-art medical support systems, skilled professional staff and partners with innovative physicians and clinicians to provide the community with exceptional quality with the warm, compassionate service.  Chapman Global Medical Center is also a 2017 Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, 2018 Healthgrades Five-Star and Excellence Recipient for Bariatric Surgery, named Top 10% in the Nation for Bariatric Surgery. 

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*Buchwald H, Avidor Y, Braunwald E, et al. Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2004;292(14):1724-1737. DOI:10.1001/jama.292.14.1724.

  

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