FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Manager, Public Affairs/Marketing
Rose Medical Center
Denver, Colo. – April 30, 2018 – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions continue to have a high-quality option for comprehensive care at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Denver area and Rocky Mountain region.
Michael Snyder, MD, FACS, medical director of bariatric surgery at Rose Center for Bariatrics, announced today that the bariatric surgical center at Rose Medical Center has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016, ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.
“It’s clear that patients suffering from obesity benefit most from a comprehensive program,” says Snyder. “While surgery can be an especially helpful step in addressing obesity and obesity-related conditions, it is just one of many tools we use at Rose Center for Bariatrics to get patients on the right path.”
Rose Center for Bariatrics’ commitment to quality care begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership surgeons, who work closely together throughout the year to review outcomes. Through this partnership, the care team seeks continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center.
To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Rose Center for Bariatrics met essential criteria for staffing, training and 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. The standards are specified in the MBSAQIP Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016, published by the ACS and ASMBS.
“We are incredibly proud of the Rose Center for Bariatrics for achieving and maintaining such an elite status with accreditation from MBSAQIP,” says Ryan Tobin, president and chief executive officer at Rose Medical Center. “At Rose, we take our commitment to quality very seriously. This accomplishment highlights our dedication to our patients, and it affirms our approach to providing high-quality, comprehensive care in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.”
After submitting an application, centers seeking MBSAQIP Accreditation undergo an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the center's structure, process and clinical outcomes data. Centers are awarded a specific designation depending on how many patients it serves annually, the type of procedures it provides and whether it provides care for patients under age 18.
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.* Working with ASMBS, the ACS expanded this quality program for bariatric surgery centers so that it can assist bariatric patients in identifying those centers that provide optimal surgical care.
*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.
About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver’s "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. Named the #3 hospital in both Denver and the region by US News & World Report in 2017, Rose also has been honored by Truven Health Analytics™ as a 100 Top Hospital® for ten years and named by its employees as a Denver Post Top Workplace for three years. Rose also earned Magnet® designation in recognition of its exemplary nursing care in 2017. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose truly has become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at RoseMed.com.
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. 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 80,000 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, founded in 1983, was formed to advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases through educational and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals.