Garnet Health Medical Center Earns Quality Designation
for Nationally Accredited Bariatric Surgery Program
American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
recognizes Garnet Health’s commitment to ensuring safe and effective metabolic and bariatric surgery.
MIDDLETOWN, NY (Oct. 24, 2023) — Garnet Health Medical Center is pleased to announce that its nationally accredited bariatric surgery program has received a new designation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
MBSAQIP is a comprehensive, nationwide surgical-quality program aimed at ensuring safe and effective metabolic and bariatric surgery. Surgical outcomes focus on weight loss and the treatment of obesity-related diseases, including diabetes and sleep apnea, as well as others. Research shows that accredited centers experience fewer complications and better outcomes than nonaccredited facilities.
“At Garnet Health, we are committed to the highest standards of surgical care,” said Jonathan Schiller, President and CEO, Garnet Health. “This national designation recognizes our bariatric team for their high-quality care and exemplary experience, and it reflects our proven record of adhering to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality—to minimize complications, improve outcomes and save lives.”
As an MBSAQIP-accredited hospital, Garnet Health Medical Center also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, signifying the hospital’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step.
“The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets our patients know we are dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement,” said Janet Klein, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, Program Director, Garnet Health Medical Center Bariatric Surgery. “Patients have always trusted that the care they receive at Garnet Health adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality. It’s quite gratifying to have the dedication, compassion and excellence of our team be recognized with this new designation by the ACS.”
For more information about Garnet Health and their bariatric program, visit garnethealth.org/bariatrics.
About Garnet Health Medical Center
Garnet Health Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 383-bed medical center that combines high-tech healthcare with a patient-centered approach, in a beautiful and welcoming healing environment. Garnet Health Medical Center is accredited by DNV GL Healthcare. It was named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention and general surgery, and was a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™.
Garnet Health Medical Center was named by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh Metropolitan Service Area and high performing in seven types of care for 2021-22. Garnet Health Medical Center is also a designated Magnet® hospital, recognized for excellence in nursing, and a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.
Garnet Health Medical Center is an academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. To learn more about Garnet Health Medical Center, visit garnethealth.org.