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JourneyLite of Houston Receives Center of Excellence Accreditation
Date:6/18/2009

HOUSTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- JourneyLite of Houston, LLC has received Center of Excellence accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Program, making it one of only ten such recognized facilities in the state of Texas. This designation means that JourneyLite of Houston, LLC has met essential criteria that ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program, and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program. These accredited outpatient centers offer the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band procedure, also known as the gastric band or lap band, which is quickly growing in acceptance and practice as an outpatient surgical procedure to address the epidemic of obesity and co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. This is the only procedure that is performed by the accredited outpatient centers. JourneyLite of Houston, LLC is a state licensed, Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center in north Houston that has also received a three-year term of accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) in 2008.

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 2005, in an effort to extend established quality improvement practices to all disciplines of surgical care, the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program provides confirmation that bariatric surgery centers have demonstrated their commitment to providing the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients. Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide not only the resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients, but also the support and resources that are necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, from the preoperative phase through the postoperative care and treatment process.

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