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Hospital of Central Connecticut designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

[October 04 2011] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

HOCC’s Center for Bariatric Surgery provides comprehensive care for patients who, among other criteria, are morbidly obese, have not achieved success using conventional medical weight-loss methods, and have obesity-related medical problem(s). The hospital offers Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, and in 2010 conducted more than 300 bariatric surgical procedures.

HOCC’s Center for Bariatric Surgery is staffed by bariatric surgeons, a bariatric coordinator, registered dietitians, behavioral psychologists, nurses and clinical exercise physiologists. The hospital’s weight-loss program distinguishes itself with a focus on metabolic services that integrates diabetes management, bone health, and exercise with weight-loss services to provide comprehensive care to patients with multiple health conditions.

HOCC is also designated a Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. The Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weigh Your Options program are at 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington. For information, call 1-866-668-5070 or visit .