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Southern California Hospital at Culver City Weight-Loss Surgery Program has been accredited as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (COEMBS) by the Surgical Review Corporation.

“Achieving accreditation by the Surgical Review Corporation is another affirmation of the quality of our Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program and the dedication shown by our highly trained surgeons, nurses and staff to our patients,” said Dr. Brian Quebbemann, medical director of the hospital’s bariatric surgery program.

The program recognizes facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. The program is structured to help bariatric surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety.

The designation enables patients to distinguish providers who have met the requirements for delivering high-quality peri-operative and long-term follow-up care from those who have not. Insurance companies also can use the designation to identify those hospitals that are committed to excellence.

“Earning the Center of Excellence designation signifies our commitment to consistently delivering the safest, highest-quality care to bariatric surgery patients,” said Sean Fowler, hospital CEO. “The COEMBS program fosters quality improvement in bariatric surgery, and participation has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, our commitment to excellence enhances our ability to improve the health and well-being of our patients.”

The program’s objective requirements and evaluation processes were developed in conjunction with leading bariatric surgeons. A commitment to long-term patient care and success necessitates that the requirements be comprehensive, research-based and verified through a rigorous site inspection. To earn this designation, Southern California Hospital at Culver City provided information on all aspects of its bariatric surgery program and processes, including data on its surgical outcomes.

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