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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Recertifies as a Bariatric Center of Excellence

Aug 28, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Brookwood Baptist Medical Center today announced it achieved recertification as a Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) by Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Inclusion in the Optum COE network means the bariatric program meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care. The COE network membership also offers further evidence of the high standards upon which the bariatric professionals of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center pride themselves with exceptional healthcare delivered daily.

The comprehensive bariatric program at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, which offers hope and health to thousands of people, encompasses gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric band.

“The Bariatric Centers of Excellence designation reaffirms Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s commitment to providing high quality care to our patients,” said Tim Puthoff, CEO. “Our bariatric program provides our community the opportunity to live a healthier life, and being honored with this designation is a direct reflection of our experienced and dedicated multi-disciplinary team.”

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