ECMC’s weight loss program gets accreditation

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation announced its Synergy Bariatrics/Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery has recently been accredited for a third consecutive three-year period as a comprehensive center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) — a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  

This accreditation extends through March 2025.

“As an accredited program you have demonstrated that your center meets the needs of your patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care,” according to a letter from MBSAQIP.

“We are very pleased and gratified that we have received this designation for a third consecutive three-year term,” said physician Christina Sanders. ECMC’s surgery director. “Our team worked collaboratively and diligently for this accreditation. Achieving this accreditation means that ECMC’s bariatric program is of the highest quality and properly centered on the patient.”

ECMC Corp. President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, said, “This national accreditation is evidence that ECMC’s bariatric program continues to deliver care of the highest quality. I congratulate Dr. Sanders, Donna Jones, ECMC’s chief quality officer and ambulatory administrator, and the entire bariatric team for their dedication to providing this excellent specialized service to patients from across our region.”