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Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Receives National Recognition for Bariatric Surgery for Third Straight Year

March 6, 2018

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HONOLULU —  Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award® for the third consecutive year. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center in the top 9 percent of 4,812 U.S. hospitals reviewed.

The America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery award is given to hospitals recognized by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To be eligible for consideration, hospitals must be accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which indicates the highest standards for patient safety and quality care in the treatment of severe obesity. The award also takes into account patient safety data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and patient recommendation ratings from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

“We’re proud to receive this honor from the Women’s Choice Award for the third straight year, which speaks to the quality of care and patient support we provide in this specialized field,” said Peggy Latare, MD, co-chief of the bariatric surgery department. “Our dedicated metabolic and bariatric team strives to treat our patients with a comprehensive approach that helps improve their overall health and quality of life, lowering their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other health conditions.”

America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery combines national accreditations, HCAHPS survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in bariatric surgery based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

About the Women’s Choice Award®
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