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Princeton’s Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center Accredited
Thursday, January 10, 2013





Jennifer Dodd
Phone: (205) 783-3526


BIRMINGHAM, AL Birmingham, AL—The Princeton Comprehensive bariatric surgery center at has been accredited as a Level 1a facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  This designation means that Princeton’s Comprehensive Bariatric Center has met the criteria ensuring it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.

            The ACS BSCN Accreditation Program was established by the American College of Surgeons in 2005 in an effort to extend established quality improvement practices to all disciplines of surgical care and provides confirmation that a bariatric surgery center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality care for its patients.  Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide not only the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients, but also the support and resources that are necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, from the prehospital phase through the postoperative care and treatment process. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Princeton and allows expanded Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery for beneficiaries of all ages who have been diagnosed with other health problems associated with obesity. 

            Each hospital seeking accreditation undergoes a rigorous on site verification by experienced bariatric surgeons, who review the center’s structure, process, and quality of data.

In the United States, more than 11 million people suffer from severe obesity, and the numbers continue to increase.  Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the diseases and conditions commonly associated with it, including type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, among other health risks. 

About Princeton Baptist Medical Center - Opened in 1922, Princeton Baptist is the largest hospital of Baptist Health System. Today, Princeton Baptist is a full service tertiary hospital with approximately 1,500 employees providing a wide range of services including such specialties as diagnostic imaging, cancer treatment, wound care, cardiac services and surgery, bariatrics, pulmonary medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and orthopedics. Recently Princeton celebrated 90 years of medical ministry.

About the ACS - The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient.  Its achievements have placed it at the forefront of American surgery and have made the College an important advocate for all surgical patients.  The College has more than 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

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