Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Bariatric Center received a three year accreditation as an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, one of the field’s highest levels of recognition.
The ASMBS, a leader in research and development of weight loss surgery, promotes the delivery of bariatric surgical care with the highest levels of efficacy, efficiency, and patient safety. To qualify as a Center of Excellence, the surgeon and hospital must meet stringent requirements. Surgeons must complete at least 50 bariatric surgeries per year with a minimum lifetime experience of 125 surgeries.
Since the Bariatric Surgery Center opened at Bryn Mawr Hospital in 2009, under the direction of Richard Ing, MD, FACS, FASMBS, it has grown to include a nurse coordinator, several dietitians, physical therapists, a psychologist and several key office staff who work closely with multiple hospital departments to ensure comprehensive, coordinated care.
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. The Hospital achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), and The Joint Commission, along with other healthcare ratings organizations, for its high quality patient care. The Neurocardiac Critical Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have received the Silver Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for superior nursing care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including bariatric, cancer, cardiovascular, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurovascular and orthopedic, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke and cerebral aneurysm care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock care for children in our pediatric inpatient unit and emergency department staffed by emergency medicine physicians who are board-certified in pediatric care. For more information, visit mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.
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