Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco earns designation for bariatric surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco was recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for bariatric surgery excellence, the facility announced. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco was recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for bariatric surgery excellence, the facility announced. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco was recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for bariatric surgery excellence, the facility announced. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco was recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for bariatric surgery excellence, the facility announced.

The insurance company awarded BSW-Frisco with a Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. BSW-Frisco earned the designation by meeting patient safety measures and bariatric-specific quality measures like complication and readmission rates for various procedures, according to a news release.



All designated facilities are required to be nationally accredited at both facility and bariatric program-specific levels, the release reads, and they must also demonstrate cost-efficiency. Facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers are on average 20% more cost-efficient in cases compared to other facilities, according to the release.

“This designation means that when a patient chooses our hospital for weight loss surgery, they will have access to a comprehensive program that has been recognized as one of the best in the region in quality and value,” said Trevor Castaneda, CEO at BSW-Frisco, in a statement.

More information on the program and a complete listing of designated facilities can be found at www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.

By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.


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