PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at Riverbend has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
What does that mean for patients? In a word: Confidence. Confidence that our site meets the highest quality and safety standards.
As an accredited center, our site helps to promote safety and advocacy. By offering comprehensive services to our patients and performing data tracking and analysis, our program promotes patient safety.
This designation publicly honors us as being the best of the best. In becoming accredited, our hospital-based program has held itself up to some of the highest standards in the industry. The designation confirms our comprehensive commitment to high quality bariatric care.
To maintain our accreditation, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at Riverbend underwent a series of site inspections in 2015. During the inspections, all aspects of the bariatric surgery program were closely examined including data on health outcomes. To keep our accreditation, we undergo these site inspections every three years.
Our Quality Commitment
Hundreds of patients have completed surgical weight loss programs at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at Riverbend. Research has shown that even a 10 percent loss of excess body weight results in significant improvements in diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other key weight-related illnesses. Significant weight loss typically correlates directly with ongoing health improvements, which can help lead to an improved quality of life.