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Baton Rouge General Named Bariatric Center of Excellence

Baton Rouge, La. – Recently, Baton Rouge General gained its accreditation as a Bariatric Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), which works to advance safe, high-quality care for of inpatient and outpatient weight loss surgery patients in the United States and Canada.

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Bariatric surgery accreditation promotes uniform benchmarks and supports continuous quality improvement. Organizations achieve this status by following a rigorous review process with proof of maintaining specific physical and human resources, as well as standards of practice. Facilities certified by the MBSAQIP undergo and must maintain independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer evaluations, reporting outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

BRG’s weight management and weight loss options include non-surgical, medically supervised nutrition counseling and weight loss programs as well as bariatric surgery. The hospital has achieved a five-time “A” rating for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, and has been rated #1 for Overall Medical Care in Greater Baton Rouge for the past two years by CareChex.

Learn more about bariatric surgery and other weight loss services at here or (225) 763-4000.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook a and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.