Mercy Health Bariatric Programs Earn Re-accreditation

Muskegon and Saint Mary’s have been accredited since 2006 and 2010, respectively

Mercy Health — at both Saint Mary’s and in Muskegon — recently received re-accreditation as a Bariatric program from Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a national bariatric surgery program that works with accredited hospitals to meet bariatric surgery criteria set by both The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

This recognition for national standard of excellence and accreditation has been awarded to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s since 2010, and to Mercy Health Muskegon since 2006.

Drs. Paul Kemmeter and Brian Gluck lead our Bariatric Surgical programs in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, respectively, along with multidisciplinary teams of clinical providers throughout the bariatric patient continuum: from pre-op education and weight loss, to the inpatient and perioperative teams, through the comprehensive post-surgical support network of dietitians, exercise physiologists and behavioral health specialists.

Mercy Health’s programs are identified consistently among the leading programs within the state for clinical outcomes excellence and patient results by the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan and the University of Michigan.

Congratulations to our Bariatrics Teams for this accomplishment!

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