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WMC Metabolic & Bariatric Program Earns Aetna Bariatric Institute of Quality Designation

WMC Metabolic & Bariatric Program Earns Aetna Bariatric Institute of Quality Designation

Valley Health's Metabolic & Bariatric Program at Winchester Medical Center has been recognized for demonstrating a commitment to excellence and high-quality patient care.

The metabolic & bariatric program was recently designated an Aetna Bariatric Institute of Quality (IOC) for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity.

Aetna IOC facilities are selected for their unique expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs.

In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions, including bariatrics."

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is prevalent in nearly 42% of adults in the United States. Adults with obesity are at increased risk for many serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and poorer mental health.

Valley Health's Metabolic & Bariatric Program uses innovative personal approaches to help patients lose weight and improve overall health and quality of life. An experienced team of surgeons, dietitians, and clinicians creates a comprehensive approach to weight loss. This includes surgery, medical management, support from dietitians, behavioral health, medications, and more.

Valley Health’s bariatric program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In 2021, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield recognized Winchester Medical Center with a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery for its exceptional care and in 2022 the program was re-designated an Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence.

For more information on Valley Health's Metabolic & Bariatric program, visit their website.