Awards and Accolades
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital is ranked #1 in market for medical excellence in bariatric surgery in 2017. Excela's bariatric program has the highest national ranking among the hospitals in our market, one that includes western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia. Our bariatric patients can be assured that our bariatric surgical program has met and exceeded quality standards that includes process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction above and beyond other hospitals/health systems in the designated geographic region.
Excela Health is proud to be recognized for its commitment to excellence in bariatric surgery by the following organizations.
MBSAQIP Accredited Center – Comprehensive
The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health has been designated a MBSAQIP Accredited Center – Comprehensive. MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, working to advance safe, high quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during in which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.
Aetna Institute of Quality®
The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals with obesity. 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; clinical quality, and cost efficiency.
Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery®
The Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Center is one of the first health care facilities in the nation to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ designation for Bariatric Surgery® by the Blue Distinction® Centers Specialty Care Program. Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally designated facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures, developed with input from the medical community; for patient safety, and better health outcomes. To receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, Excela Health demonstrated success in meeting patient safety as well as bariatric-specific quality measures and cost efficiency.