Wilmington, Del. (June 11, 2019) — Saint Francis Healthcare recently re-earned a Comprehensive Center accreditation
for bariatric surgery from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The Comprehensive Center designation
recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and high-quality
care to patients of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Saint Francis has
maintained this accreditation since 2007 and is the first Bariatric Center
of Excellence, recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation, in Delaware.
“Metabolic or bariatric surgery is a major event in a patient’s
weight-loss journey, and we’re proud to help our patients take that
life-changing next step toward better health,” said Dan Sinnott,
President of Saint Francis Healthcare. “Our expert multidisciplinary
team guides patients to help them stay on track to not only lose weight,
but also achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
“This accreditation emphasizes our commitment to offering our community
a great surgical experience,” said Gail Wynn, MD, FACS, Medical
Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Saint Francis Healthcare.
“Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment and some of the most experienced
surgeons in the state, we offer our patients a personalized process to
guide them from pre-surgical education and preparation through surgery
and beyond for ultimate weight-loss success.”
Currently, nearly one in three Delaware residents are obese. The bariatric
and metabolic surgery program at Saint Francis helps obese patients within
the community live healthier lifestyles by providing high-quality, patient-centered
care before, during and after their weight-loss surgery.
To earn this accreditation, hospitals must regularly maintain specific
physical resources, human resources and industry-best practices, and report
these outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.
To learn more about Saint Francis’s metabolic and bariatric surgery
options, call 302.421.4121 or visit stfrancishealthcare.org.