Friday, February 10, 2017

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New service opens at SLCH Cornwall campus

CORNWALL – Weeks after St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital shuttered its Cornwall emergency room, the hospital opened its Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s new office.


Ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday

Metabolic and bariatric surgery at St. Luke’s includes sleeve gastrectomy, lap-band surgery and gastric bypass.

“So much is changing in healthcare today, and as a hospital, and vital access provider, we must look to expand our services to best meet the needs of the community we serve,” said hospital President Joan Cusack-McGuirk. “The addition of bariatric surgery at SLCH has been tremendous. We are filling a gap in care that previously existed in the community.”

“It has always been our belief that to best serve the vast population of the mid and lower Hudson Valley, a bariatric surgery program with clinical locations within that geography is essential,” said Dr. Wayne Weiss. “Through the combined efforts of Tri-State Bariatrics and the St. Luke’s Cornwall system, that dream has now been realized.”

Last week the hospital received notification that their application for inclusion into the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program was accepted, which is a component of the American College of Surgeons and national standards for oversight and accreditation for bariatric surgery across the nation.

 


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