Awards & Accreditations - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Awards & Accreditations

At the Crozer-Keystone Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program, we’re proud of our success – and we have the awards and honors from prestigious organizations to back it up.

Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility

Aetna Institutes of Quality LogoThe Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for the period 2015-2016.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare 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.

Independence Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center (BDC) and Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+)

The Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program has been named a Center of Excellence by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association for the period 2015-2016. The program has been designated as a BDC+ for gastric stapling and BDC for gastric banding.* 

Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Center+ are national designation programs, developed in collaboration with the medical community, to recognize those facilities that demonstrate their commitment to delivering quality specialty care, safely efficiently and cost-effectively.

ASMBS Center of Excellence

ASMBS Center of ExcellenceCrozer-Chester Medical Center is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND®) weight loss surgery.

To earn a Center of Excellence designation, Crozer-Keystone underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program's surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.

Blue Health Intelligence "Top Performing Facility"

Crozer-Chester Medical Center was recognized as a top performing bariatric program for having one of the lowest rates of potentially avoidable complications (PACs) in the country.

Crozer demonstrated the best year-over-year performance in bariatric surgery based on analysis conducted by Blue Health Intelligence®, the nation's premier heatlh intelligence resource in collaboration with Independence Blue Cross and other participating Blue Cross and Blue Shield copanies. Crozer's PAC complication rate was just 0.04 percent compared to a nationwide average of 6.7 percent.