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Lovelace Bariatrics surgery center at Lovelace Westside Hospital has received accreditation as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.

“We are proud to be the only bariatric center in New Mexico to receive this prestigious accreditation,” Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed said in a news release.

To earn the accreditation, Lovelace Bariatrics met criteria that ensures its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and institutional performance requirements outlined by the BSCN Accreditation Standards.

Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide the hospital resources necessary for the care of morbidly obese patients and resources to care for the needs of bariatric patients both pre- and post-operatively.

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