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Methodist Dallas Medical Center Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery
08/19/2011

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

Methodist Dallas 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 health care services available 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.

"We are proud to be recognized with this designation," says Tammy Beaumont BSN, RN, BC, CBN, director of the Methodist Weight Management Institute. "Methodist strives to provide those affected by obesity with individualized care based on their specific weight loss challenges. We feel we are unique in the comprehensive personalized care we give our patients.  My goal as director is to use our team and resources to extensively educate and prepare patients before, during and after their weight loss surgery. Methodist aspires to build a long term relationship with our patients and support them long after their surgery."

About the Methodist Weight Management Institute
The Methodist Weight Management Institute offers the full gamut of behavioral, medical, and surgical options for obesity.  Services address the many facets of weight management and include: lifestyle change management, a supportive program that teaches methods for managing food consumption and making the proper choices for long-term weight management; psychological counseling to address the pivotal role that self-esteem and psychological health play in weight management; nutritional counseling for patients who need guidance in developing healthy diets and recipes; support groups for sharing like experiences; programmed rapid weight loss for dangerously overweight individuals needing to lose 20-50 pounds in advance of surgical procedures; and weight loss surgery for qualified patients. For more information about the Methodist Weight Management Institute, visit www.methodisthealthsystem.org/weightloss, call 214-947-0004 or toll-free 1-866-500-1852, or e-mail weightloss@mhd.com.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.   Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with us through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia

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Contact:
Lynette Wilkinson
214-947-7460
lynettewilkinson@mhd.com

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those practicing in the Methodist Weight Management Institute, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

 

 

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