UMC recognized for quality bariatric surgery

UMC recognized for quality bariatric surgery

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

BlueCross and Blue Shield of Texas has recognized UMC with a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community for patient safety and better health outcomes.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation, UMC demonstrated success in meeting patient safety as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complications and readmissions, for gastric stapling and/or gastric banding procedures. UMC must also have earned national accreditations at both the facility level and the bariatric care-specific level.

UMC is proud to be recognized by BlueCross and Blue Shield of Texas for meeting the rigorous selection criteria for bariatric surgery

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