Quality & Awards
At Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, we are committed to providing quality care to our patients. This commitment begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership of surgeons who participate in meetings throughout the year to review its outcomes. We seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of our center.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery’s bariatric program is distinguished as a as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). To earn this designation, Nanticoke Weight Loss met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
Center of Excellence Award
From Robard Corporation for New Direction Medical Weight Loss Program
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery has received the Center of Excellence award from Robard Corporation for its New Direction medical (non-surgical) weight loss program. To achieve this designation, a New Direction program must have written patient management plans and protocols in place that follow the Standard Recommended Guidelines for the Robard New Direction Weight Management Program – the same standards that recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).
Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery
From Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware as part of Blue Distinction Specialty Care program
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery is distinguished as a as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware as part of Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program. To receive a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complication and readmission rate for laparoscopic procedures in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band. A healthcare facility must also be nationally accredited at both the facility and bariatric program-specific levels.