JourneyLite Surgery Center: Now An Optum Center of Excellence!

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An Optum Center of Excellence

JourneyLite Surgery Center in Cincinnati, Ohio is proud to be one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the country to be accepted into United Healthcare’s Optum Bariatric Resource Services Center of Excellence!  Data shows that Optum Centers of Excellence (COE) have a 19% lower mortality rate than non-COE providers, a 30% lower hospital re-admission rate, and a 20-30% lower cost than non-COE providers.  Since its founding in 2007, JourneyLite has been focused on providing the highest-quality, state-of-the-art care for weight loss patients, including surgical AND non-surgical options.  With procedure offerings from the powerful SIPS procedure to the non-surgical gastric balloon, JourneyLite has a weight loss option in Cincinnati to fit your needs.  In addition, JourneyLite Physicians offers satellite care in Columbus, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky.

Becoming a Center of Excellence can be a complex process.  Usually there is a high volume requirement as it has long been known that centers performing many of a few procedures have lower complication rates than those doing few of many different procedures.  Secondly, a multi-disciplinary team must be in place to ensure that all the needs of the patient can be met both before and after surgery.  Thirdly, there is a verification process in place where a third party reviews the information, and even sometimes travels to the facility for a site review.

JourneyLite of Cincinnati has achieved many Center of Excellence milestones!

  • first outpatient surgery center to be reviewed and accredited as an SRC Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellent in 2010
  • first outpatient surgery center to be reviewed and accredited as an MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center in 2016
  • One of the first outpatient surgery centers to be reviewed and accredited as an MBSAQIP Outpatient Center in 2017
  • One of the first outpatient surgery centers to receive Anthem Blue Distinction Plus certification in 2015
  • One of the first outpatient surgery centers to receive UHC Optum Center of Excellence accreditation

Whether its JourneyLite Physicians or JourneyLite Surgery Center, we will never cease our quest for continually improving patient outcomes while providing affordable access to care!

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