Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital Receives National Accreditation

06/02/2021

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital received accreditation as a Comprehensive Center.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital received accreditation as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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.

“The MBSAQIP accreditation of the program at Sibley is a testament to our ongoing commitment to ensuring the quality and safety of all patients,” said Katherine Lamond, M.D., medical director, Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital. “Deciding to have bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision, and we are here to help residents from our region along their journey.”

This accreditation is evidence of the center’s commitment to quality care, including expertly trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric surgeon. Accredited programs continuously review surgical data in an ongoing focus on improving the structure and outcomes expertise necessary to provide safe, efficacious and high-quality care to all metabolic and bariatric patients. They meet stringent criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, and participate in a national data registry focused on surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement.

Learn more about Johns Hopkins bariatric surgery at Sibley.

About Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, obstetric, oncology and orthopaedic treatment, intensive care, skilled nursing inpatient services and a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency department. Sibley’s campus is also home to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center, Grand Oaks — an assisted living residence — a medical building with physician offices, and an ambulatory surgery and imaging center.