Palmdale Regional Medical Center Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Bariatrics

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Palmdale Regional Medical Center Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Bariatrics

Palmdale Regional Medical Center has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for their unique expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“This achievement, yet again, as the multiple accreditations before it, marks the deep-rooted commitment of Palmdale Regional Medical Center, its wonderful medical/surgical nursing, as well as the administrative staff, to the well-being of the community it serves in delivering state of the art bariatric care to a wide geographic region in Southern California,” said Dr. John Yadegar, Medical Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center at Palmdale Regional. ”This latest recognition follows our program’s recent accreditation by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and American College of Surgery as an “Exemplary Center of Excellence." Palmdale Regional’s bariatric program is the only program of its kind that has been awarded multiple excellence certifications in the Antelope Valley and the surrounding communities."

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Dr. Yadegar continues, “Our program’s success is a testament to the dedication of an expert team that fights against the disease of obesity by educating the community on improving lifestyle, nutrition and exercise with preventive measures and then finally the surgical options led and governed by evidence-based medicine and practices. We care for our patients for life!”

"We couldn’t be more proud of our weight-loss surgery program,” says Richard Allen, CEO of Palmdale Regional. “Under the valued leadership of Dr. Yadegar, along with an amazing support staff, this is just one of the many awards and recognitions we’ve received for this program. This is the type of recognition we seek to obtain for every one of our services offered at Palmdale Regional Medical Center – it’s what makes the difference.”