The Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center is proudly backed by several quality accreditations, including recognition as an Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Learn more about MBSAQIP earned by our Phoenix-based surgical weight loss center.
Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility
St. Luke’s Medical Center is proud to earn a designation as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity. Aetna provides information about the quality and cost of health care services to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care 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 consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care. The Bridges Center at St. Luke’s Medical Center is currently the only surgical weight loss center in Phoenix with this designation.
Optum Center of Excellence
The inclusion in the Optum Center of Excellence network indicates that St. Luke’s Medical Center meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care. Optum has more than 20 years of experience in identifying health care providers that excel in treating costly and complex medical conditions. An annual evaluation process ensures that only the most experienced and results-driven centers remain in its network. Membership into the Centers of Excellence network offers further evidence of the high standards upon which St. Luke’s Medical Center professionals pride themselves: exceptional health care delivered each and every day.
Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
St. Luke’s Medical Center is proud to be recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. The Blue Distinction Program was designed to provide patients with critical, objective information to make informed decisions about their health care needs. Criteria used to select facilities as a Blue Distinction Center are developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. It demonstrates St. Luke’s Medical Center’s commitment to excellence in delivering quality care, treatment expertise and patient results in bariatric surgery. The Bridges Center at St. Luke’s Medical Center is the only bariatric surgery facility in Phoenix with this accreditation.
CIGNA 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center
St. Luke’s Medical Center is designated as a CIGNA 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center. CIGNA is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health and well-being. The CIGNA 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center designation recognizes programs that have excelled in patient care and clinical outcomes. The Bridges Center at St. Luke’s Medical Center is proud to be a CIGNA 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center. Standards required for meeting this qualification include the following, many of which The Bridges Center greatly outperforms:
- Overall mortality rate of < 1%
- Re-operation rate within 30 days of initial bariatric surgery of < 2.5%
- Overall re-operation rate for bariatric surgery complications of <10%
- Overall readmission within 30 days post initial bariatric surgery for anastomotic leak, subphrenic abscess, splenic injury, pulmonary embolism or wound infection of < 5%
The Bridges Center: Accredited Surgical Weight Loss in the East Valley
The Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management continues to pursue clinical excellence in all aspects of surgical weight management. For more information about our process and team-based approach to surgical weight loss in Phoenix and Mesa, visit our Why Bridges? page or register for a free seminar or webinar.