Abington Hospital's Bariatrics Program Recognized by Aetna for Specialized Services to Treat Individuals with Morbid or Extreme Obesity

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Abington Hospital recognized for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care to individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity.

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This designation is a testament to our staff’s commitment to patient care through our comprehensive approach to weight loss.

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is pleased to announce that it 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 health care 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.

“This designation is a testament to our staff’s commitment to patient care through our comprehensive approach to weight loss, which includes the latest surgical options, exercise programs, nutrition plans and ongoing support and counseling,” said Fernando B. Bonanni Jr., MD, director of Abington – Jefferson Health’s Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

For more information about bariatric services at Abington Hospital, call 215-481-2204.

About Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two urgent Care Centers and five convenient outpatient facilities, which include Abington Health Center – Willow Grove, Abington Health Center – Warminster, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell, Abington Health Center – Lower Gwynedd and Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, a newly formed organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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