The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is proud to be recognized by CareFirst BlueCross® BlueShield® (CareFirst) with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for our comprehensive, high-quality bariatric care,” says Kimberly Russo, MBA, MS, Chief Executive Officer of The George Washington University Hospital and Group Vice President of the Washington, DC Region. “This designation reflects our ongoing commitment to advancing our care and following the latest guidelines to help our patients have better outcomes.”
The Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program provides a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.
“As an academic medical center, our team at GW Hospital is committed to providing our patients with the latest in evidence-based care,” says Paul Lin, MD, Division Director of Bariatric Surgery at GW Hospital. “In addition, we recognize the importance of providing the comprehensive continuum of care for our bariatric patients and this designation reflects our commitment to ensuring that our patients have access to the care they need throughout their journey. I am honored and proud of the entire team for their dedication to excellence for our patients.”
In addition to this recognition, GW Hospital was recognized as one of the Best Hospitals in the Washington, DC region for 2020-2021.