White Rock Medical Center

Only one of eight in Texas to achieve this recognition

White Rock Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades with a Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award.™

The hospital is the only healthcare facility in North Texas to receive the recognition and one of only eight in the state to be recognized with the award.

Healthgrades’ Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ recognizes healthcare facilities for superior patient outcomes in bariatric surgery. In healthcare, outcomes refer to how patients fared after medical intervention and the safety of the care provided.

“This recognition is an important honor that acknowledges the care and safety of our bariatric practice as a center of excellence. Ultimately, our patients’ health and well-being are the reasons we strive to meet high standards,” said Charlotte Hodges, MD, director of bariatric surgery.

Healthgrades is an online resource aimed at helping consumers make informed health care decisions. More information about the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award,™ other medical specialty awards and quality ratings can be found at Healthgrades.com.

“We make this information transparent and easy to understand so you can make more confident healthcare choices. Taking the time to make sure you’re finding high-quality treatment options is worth it, and Healthgrades is here to help with our pillars of quality,” according to Healthgrades.

  “If you are considering surgical weight loss, it’s important to research options and find skilled, bariatric expertise. Look for centers that are recognized for safety and employ best practices for care,” added Dr. Hodges.

White Rock Medical Center is one of only 10 healthcare facilities in the nation and only the second in Texas to achieve accreditation with three designations from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). Learn more about our holistic approach to bariatric care at www.WhiteRockMedicalCenter.com.

About obesity

In 2018, obesity prevalence in the U.S reached more than 42%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is a complex disease characterized by storage of excessive body fat. Adults with obesity have a BMI of 30 or higher. Several factors play a role in the development of obesity, including genetic, biochemical and physiological factors. Certain biological factors such as environmental, cultural, socioeconomic and psychological issues also contribute to the development of obesity. Learn more about obesity, prevention strategies and the latest research at www.cdc.gov/obesity.