Parham Doctors’ Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity.

Richmond, Va. (April 25, 2016) — Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“We are very proud to have earned this designation” said Dr. Matthew Brengman, Medical Director for the Bariatric Program at Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “This designation reaffirms the Parham Doctors’ Hospital team’s ongoing commitment to our community by recognizing our high quality outcomes and patient satisfaction throughout their weight-loss journey”. According to Zach McCluskey, CEO of Parham Doctors’ Hospital, “Dr. Matthew Brengman, Dr. Gregory Schroder, Dr. Michael Barker and our bariatric team are at the forefront of bariatric surgery in the mid-Atlantic region. This designation helps to verify our organizations comprehensive and individualized care for each patient, providing access to all the key resources necessary for optimal care.”

Parham Doctors’ Hospital is a 200-bed acute-care facility serving Central Virginia and provides a broad range of services including orthopedics, spine surgery, bariatric surgery, behavioral health, inpatient rehabilitation, emergency services, podiatry, sleep services, primary care, an occupational health and travel clinic, and outpatient surgery. Parham Doctors’ has received accreditation as a Bariatric Surgery Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This accreditation is based on standards set by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and provides an objective accountability process by which centers can demonstrate high quality surgical care for bariatric patients.