Salem Health is proud to be accredited
Patients have many options for where to have bariatric surgery. One significant decision is whether you’ll have your surgery at an accredited or a non-accredited facility. In making this choice, it’s critical patients and referring physicians understand what makes a facility accredited — and why accreditation is so important.
The bariatric and metabolic surgery accreditation process is known as the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). MBSAQIP was developed jointly by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, to foster patient safety and surgical excellence. To become accredited, a facility undergoes a rigorous process of evaluations to ensure a high level of quality.
Learn more about MBSAQIP
Why is accreditation so important?
A recent study showed the mortality rates at non-accredited facilities are, on average, three times greater than at accredited facilities.
Accreditation is an important, potentially life-saving process. We encourage patients and referring physicians to seek out facilities that meet these rigorous standards.