Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Kingsland recognized for metabolic and bariatric patient safety

memorial-hermann-659x519Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Kingsland has earned accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

The MBSAQIP accreditation is a nationally acknowledged recognition of Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Kingsland’s commitment to meeting high standards for patient safety and quality in the greater Houston region. The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ensure that metabolic and bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity.

Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Kingsland’s commitment to quality care begins with expertly trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric surgeon. The program is tasked with continuous review of surgical data and improving the structure and outcomes expertise necessary to provide safe, efficacious, and high-quality care to all metabolic and bariatric patients.

To earn the MBSAQIP accreditation, the facility met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure, and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement.

“Receiving accreditation as an MBSAQIP-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center is an accomplishment achieved by our entire dedicated medical staff and facility team,” said Linh Su, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Kingsland Administrator. “This recognition is representative of our commitment to high-quality bariatric care. We are proud of this milestone in our journey to provide the highest level of compassionate, expert bariatric care to patients in our community.”