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Press Release Samaritan Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Institute Achieves National Accreditation

Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment in a nationally accredited program close to home.

Samaritan Health Services announcement today that Samaritan Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Institute has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

The program’s standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

We’re excited about this accreditation,” said Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Becky Pape. “The program encompasses a surgical approach combined with ongoing education and support to help patients achieve weight loss and reduce their long-term medical risks."

To earn the elite designation, an organization must meet criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.

In this program, your journey with us does not end after surgery,” explained Dr. Don Yarbrough, Medical Director at Samaritan Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Institute. “Patients receive support and resources before and after surgery to help improve their overall quality of life."

Located on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center campus in Corvallis, Oregon, the institute combines outstanding medical quality with a compassionate, comprehensive follow-up program to help patients achieve significant weight loss, reduce long-term medical risks and improve overall quality of life.

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