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St. Luke’s Hospital Awarded Center of Excellence Designation
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St. Luke’s Hospital Awarded Center of Excellence Designation
St. Luke’s Hospital has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation, an independent, nonprofit organization that advances the safety, efficacy and efficiency of bariatric and metabolic surgery, has recognized St. Luke’s with the designation along with Dr. Steven Webb and Dr. John DePeri, both weight loss surgeons who practice at St. Luke’s Hospital.

The Center of Excellence designation is earned after the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery completes an intense review of the hospital’s bariatric program to ensure the highest quality patient care is being delivered.

“We are proud of the entire surgical team at St. Luke’s Hospital for their diligence to earn this prestigious Center of Excellence designation. We are committed to helping individuals in their fight against obesity and providing the highest levels of care before, during and after surgery,” said Donnie Romine, President of St. Luke’s Hospital.

According to the CDC, more than 26% of adults in Duval County are obese. More than 30% of the adults in both Baker and Putnam County are obese. St. Johns County has the lowest levels of obesity in Northeast Florida. Just over 21% of their adult population is obese.

“Obesity is a worldwide epidemic and the problem continues to grow. Weight loss surgery is a proven intervention for the morbidly obese. We are proud to offer our patients the very best care and this designation recognizes this,” said Steven Webb, MD, Bariatric Surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital.

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