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Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield
Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield has recently achieved five Centers of Excellence accreditations in Minimally Invasive, Robotic, Hernia, and Colorectal Surgeries and Minimally Invasive Gynecology. These distinctions from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) recognize the hospital's achievements in providing the highest quality of care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
This achievement means Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield has met nationally & internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.
Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield has also received five Surgeon of Excellence designations from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Each of our Centers of Excellence has a Surgeon of Excellence who is leading the charge on technology, efficiency, and overall outcomes.
Dr. Jing Zhou - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia Surgery
Dr. Hormuz Irani - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia Surgery
Dr. John Garcia - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Hernia Surgery
Dr. Lorenc Malellari - Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Justin Lee - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Dr. Jonathan Tammela - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Robotic Surgery
Blue Shield of CA has recognized Dignity Health Mercy Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.
To receive a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation, a health care 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 health care facility must also be nationally accredited at both the facility and bariatric program-specific levels.
Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are proud of the high quality, compassionate care we provide to members of our community. Our hospitals have been recognized as follows for providing top quality care: