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Marian Regional Receives Women's Choice Award for Bariatric Surgery


Marian Regional Medical Center’s (MRMC) Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast (WLSICC) is pleased to announce that it has received the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for the second year in a row.

This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.  The America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that is evidence-based and focuses on female patient satisfaction.

Hospitals such as MRMC that earn the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery Award have met the high standards of The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)  through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).  In addition, these hospitals have received a patient recommendation rating above national average on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of HealthCare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“In order to provide the best experience for each of our patients, it is imperative that we provide a full spectrum of care to deliver the best and safest outcomes,” says David Maccabee, MD, Medical Director for the Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast. “Receiving this most recent accolade for a second year is a testament to our commitment to helping people lead healthier lives.”

The WLSICC offers monthly educational seminars and clinics in both Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo.  It is the only comprehensive surgical weight loss program on California’s Central Coast and uses technology and equipment specifically designed to accommodate complex and morbidly obese patients.  The program also offers a full-time nurse coordinator, dietician, pharmacy, rehabilitation and wellness center, and medical specialists from every needed service in order to deliver the safest and most complete care.

About Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County.  Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast.  The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012.  The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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