Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield has designated Cabell Huntington Hospital's Center for Surgical Weight Control as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®. More than 230 facilities nationwide have received a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation; however, this marks the first time that any West Virginia facility has received this prestigious honor.
"We are very honored to be designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery," said Blaine Nease, MD, Surgical Director of the Center for Surgical Weight Control at Cabell Huntington Hospital. "As with all surgical procedures, patients should conduct research and thoroughly educate themselves about all aspects of bariatric surgery when considering it as an option. We believe this Blue Distinction designation is one of many reasons the informed patient should choose Cabell Huntington Hospital for their surgical weight-loss needs because it confirms the quality of care and service we strive to provide our patients."
Cabell Huntington Hospital provides a full range of bariatric surgery care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up and patient education. Cabell Huntington Hospital is also a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
"We are pleased to be able to designate Cabell Huntington Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery," said Fred Earley, MSBCBS President. "The commitment and quality of care demonstrated by this hospital in treating patients with obesity issues, is truly an example of the exceptional health care the citizens of West Virginia can feel confident in receiving right here in their own state."