FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORRANCE MEMORIAL’S SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM RECEIVES COMPREHENSIVE
Torrance, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 – Torrance Memorial Medical Center has again received a Comprehensive
Center accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic
and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP),
in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery
(ASMBS). The MBSAQIP accreditation recognizes the hospital’s commitment
to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts
for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
“We are very satisfied with our accomplishment. The bariatric team
and hospital administration have worked really hard to make this happen,” said
Aileen Takahashi, MD, medical director, Bariatric Surgery, Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
“The MBSAQIP accreditation is an affirmation of our bariatric program’s
excellence and our ongoing dedication to patients in need.”
Developed by the ACS and the ASMBS, the MBSAQIP works to advance safe,
high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation
of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation
following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can
maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice.
Established more than ten years ago, Torrance Memorial’s bariatric
program attracts patients with its team of dedicated experts, thorough
patient education, caring support groups, and intensive follow-up care.
Currently performing more than 400 bariatric surgeries each year, Torrance
Memorial provides customized surgical plans that fit patients’ individual
needs to help them achieve their weight loss goals.
To see Torrance Memorial’s accreditation, please visit
To find out more information about the bariatric program, please call the
weight loss surgery department at 310-891-6735, or visit
www.torrancememorial.org/BariatricWeightLossSurgery.for more information.
About Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial
Medical Center is a 470-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide
quality healthcare services predominantly to the residents of the South
Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer
the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate,
caring manner. In 2012, it joined the ranks of the top hospitals in the
nation by earning coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses
Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence. Torrance Memorial
also has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2017-18 in California
and the Los Angeles metro area for the sixth year straight by
U.S. News & World Report. For more information, please visit:
About Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
The program accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers
in the United States and Canada that have undergone an independent, voluntary,
and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized
bariatric surgical standards. Bariatric surgery accreditation not only
promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality
improvement. For more information, please visit:
Colleen Farrell, Manager, Public Relations