In October of 2015, Palmdale Regional achieved accreditation for its weight-loss program from the MBSAQIP through the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Once accredited, a hospital’s weight-loss program is continuously evaluated by the MBSAQIP based on data collected from all surgical cases at the hospital to measure how well it is meeting the national standards. Palmdale Regional’s weight-loss program is meeting and exceeding the national standards.
After achieving accreditation, Palmdale Regional has been identified as “exemplary” in two categories per the 2016–2017 semi-annual report. Those two categories indicate that zero patients have experienced post-operative complications leading to medical or surgical interventions that required a hospital stay.
“I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished to continue to bring health, well-being and happiness to all of our weight-loss surgical patients,” says John Yadegar, MD, Medical Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Center at Palmdale Regional.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center is pleased to be recognized for meeting and exceeding the national standards for patient safety and care. Under Dr. Yadegar’s direction, and through the collaborative efforts of crucial personnel including the bariatric coordinator, Christina Phillips, and the many certified and talented technicians and nurses in Palmdale Regional’s weight-loss surgery center, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Center will apply for accreditation renewal later this year to continue its mission to provide safe, high-quality care to the community.
For information about weight-loss procedures at Palmdale Regional, call 661-382-5051 or visit our site.