July 14, 2023
Conroe, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Texas with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that are committed to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
The Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program provides a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education.
Bariatric surgeries are among the most common elective surgeries in the U.S. — with more than 252,000 bariatric surgeries performed in 2018 based on a report from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 43 percent of U.S. adults and 19 percent of youth are obese and are impacted by obesity-related health issues. With obesity reaching epidemic levels among U.S. adults, a significant opportunity exists to improve quality care for bariatric surgeries within the national healthcare system.
HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas for meeting the rigorous Blue Distinction Center quality selection criteria for bariatric surgery set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
To receive a Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complication and readmission rate for laparoscopic procedures in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and adjustable gastric band. All designated facilities must also be nationally accredited at the facility and bariatric program-specific levels.
"HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe takes great pride in its prestigious designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery," said Matt Davis, CEO at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe. "This exceptional recognition solidifies our unwavering dedication to delivering top-notch quality and personalized care. It is a testament to the tireless efforts of our devoted staff and doctors who prioritize our patients above all else on a daily basis."
More information about the program and for a complete listing of designated facilities.