05/08/19
Bariatric
Peninsula Regional Medical Center is honored to have recently been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity. “Peninsula Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized by Aetna for meeting the rigorous selection criteria set by the Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery program,” said PRMC President/CEO, Steve Leonard. “We provide exceptional care to our patients, and it’s always gratifying to have this level of national recognition to confirm that our commitment to outstanding care and patient safety is on par with the best bariatric programs in the United States.”
  
There continues to be a prevalence of morbid obesity on the Delmarva Peninsula and with it an inherent risk of a number of associated complications. The bariatric program at PRMC helps patients eliminate those risk factors every day through bariatric surgery. The Medical Center has implemented a systematic approach to improving quality of life, which continues making available to patients the very best surgical options and outcomes, nutritional lifestyle changes and exercise, all of which are essential to success.
  
PRMC’s commitment to quality bariatric care includes a team of appropriately trained staff, leadership, and surgeons who participate in meetings regularly throughout the year to review surgical outcomes. They seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes.
 
Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities, like Peninsula Regional Medical Center, are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe bariatric care.
  
To learn more about bariatric surgery, weight loss and wellness services at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, please visit their website at www.peninsula.org/weightlosssurgery.