Parham Doctors' Hospital March 10, 2015

Richmond, Va. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Parham Doctors’ Hospital partnered with Advanced Surgical Partners of Virginia to receive accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP accreditation – the set of standards released jointly by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) provides an objective and accountable process where centers can demonstrate high-quality surgical care for bariatric patients.

“We are very proud to have earned this accreditation,” said Dr. Matthew Brengman, medical director for the Bariatric Program at Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “This shows the commitment our team has in achieving quality outcomes and patient satisfaction throughout their weight-loss journey.”

MBSAQIP accreditation is awarded in categories, each with its own criteria that must be met. Facilities undergo a site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the facility structure, process, and data quality. Because optimal surgical care requires documentation using reliable outcome measures, accredited bariatric surgery centers are required to report their outcomes data to the MBSAQIP Data Registry Platform.

“Accreditation is an important way for patients to verify that an organization has access to all the key resources necessary for optimal care,” said Zach McCluskey, CEO of Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “Drs. Michael Barker, Matthew Brengman, and Gregory Schroder, and the bariatric team are at the forefront of bariatric surgery in the mid-Atlantic region.”

For more information on weight loss surgery options visit parhamdoctorshospital/bariatrics.