Penn is regularly recognized for its commitment to excellence in metabolic and weight loss care and research.
Aetna Institute of Quality®
The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity. Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
MBSAQIP Accredited Center
The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been designated a MBSAQIP Accredited Center – Comprehensive. MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®
The Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Centers with this distinction provide a full range of bariatric surgery care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education.
"Honor Roll" of America's Best Hospitals: 7th in the Nation
The Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (HUP/PPMC) are ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. HUP/PPMC is ranked #7 in the nation, and #1 in the region, in the publication's prestigious annual "Honor Roll" recognition for excellence in multiple specialties.
Magnet® Award for Nursing
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital have achieved Magnet® status—the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence—from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
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