Awards & RecognitionOctober 17 2023

The University Bariatric Center has been Designated a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons

University Bariatric Center team members pose with Surgical Quality Partner sign

Summary: This designation demonstrates The University Bariatric Center’s commitment to ensuring the safe and effective performance of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

The University Bariatric Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) has been recognized and designated as a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

As an MBSAQIP-accredited hospital and an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partner, The University Bariatric Center signifies a hospital’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know The University Bariatric Center is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the ACS for our commitment to ongoing quality improvement and patient safety,” said Matthew Mancini, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director at University Bariatric Center at UTMC. “Being a designated Surgical Quality Partner acknowledges the dedication of our team to continuously review surgical data to improve the structure and outcomes expertise necessary to provide safe and high-quality care to all metabolic and bariatric patients.”

Building on more than a century of experience improving surgical care, ACS Quality Programs are a definitive measure of quality you can look for as you seek care.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, University Bariatric Center has shown a commitment providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement," said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.