Lee BatsakisSupervisor, Public Relations and Marketing
2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that LCMH is in the top 8% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals reviewed.
The methodology for the bariatric surgery award is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in bariatric surgery based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
LCMH achieved this special distinction by meeting the following criteria:
- Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
- At least 72% of patients reporting on the HCAPHS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
- A high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates
LCMH is one of 387 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery across the U.S.
“As the FDA approves more bariatric procedures and treatment options increase, the Women’s Choice Award is helping women make educated, confident decisions about where they should go to get the very best care,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “There are many women who struggle with their weight, especially as they age. For some, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough and they need to turn to bariatric procedures to reduce their weight for their overall good health.”
An American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery study found that the risk of death from any cause is considerably less for bariatric patients than for individuals affected by severe obesity who have never had the surgery. The data shows that cancer mortality is reduced by 60 percent for bariatric surgery patients and death as a result of diabetes and heart disease is reduced by more than 90 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
ABOUT THE BARIATRIC PROGRAM AT LCMH:
Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Surgery Center is dedicated to safely and effectively treating patients who are chronically 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight. After living years with the pain of unsuccessful diet and exercise plans, you may lose hope that you can live the happy and healthy life you deserve, which is why we strive to reduce the problems related to obesity. We offer a complete team of specialists from our bariatric surgeons to a support staff including nutritionists, psychologists and more to provide new answers and options for overcoming obesity and give you the healthier, happier life you deserve. We specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery and the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. With less pain, a lower rate of complications, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities, these procedures let you begin a new lifestyle sooner. For more information about Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Program, go to www.lcmh.org/bariatric today.