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Archbold’s Bariatric Program Receives Bcbs Distinction

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Archbold’s Bariatric Program Receives Bcbs Distinction

Archbold’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program has recently earned Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blue Distinction Center designation.

Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) are healthcare facilities and providers recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care. BDC programs met overall quality measures developed with input from the medical community.

BDC programs specific to bariatric surgery have proven the capability to provide a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education. These centers have lower complication rates and fewer readmissions.

“Earning this distinction shows how dedicated our staff is to not only our bariatric program, but also to our patients,” said Katie Hanisee, MD, FACS, FASMBS, general and bariatric surgeon at Archbold’s South Georgia Surgical Associates and medical director of the Archbold bariatric and weight management program. “We don’t believe in just helping patients while they’re here for their surgery. We believe in helping them throughout the entire process and afterward. We care about their success.”

Archbold’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program offers patients a range of surgical and non-surgical weight-loss options. Archbold’s compassionate team of experienced bariatric surgery and weight loss specialists works with each patient to find the best option customized specifically for their weight loss needs.

The program has also received Comprehensive Care accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®.

“It is our mission to provide high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients,” said Darcy Craven, President and CEO of Archbold Medical Center. “This distinction is proof that we are delivering on that promise.”

For more information about Archbold’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program or to request an appointment, please visit or call 229.228.8881.