The Team of the Month recognition is awarded for the amazing work that numerous teams, groups, committees and departments perform either on a regular or occasional basis that directly relates to any of our five cornerstones: People, Quality, Service, Growth and Finance. The Team of the Month is given a luncheon celebration hosted by Alan G. Macdonald, president and chief executive officer; banners listing their team name are featured throughout our facilities; a framed certificate; and an opportunity to present at a leadership meeting.
Nomination forms may also be picked up in the human resources office at either Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Team of the Month: August 2016
Center for Weight Management and Weight-Loss Surgery
Patients say it over and over again. They get their lives back at the Center for Weight Management and Weight-Loss Surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.
Many patients come to the center burdened by the emotional, mental and physical trials of long-term struggles with weight. They find compassion and lasting solutions in the care they receive from the dedicated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, behavioral health specialists and administrative staff. The close-knit team is kind, supportive and expert at helping patients lead healthier lives through structured plans and encouragement.
The center recently successfully completed recertification as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Surveyors distinguished the center for its best practices in staff education and noted that the program is one of the few nationwide that has a high functioning, multidisciplinary approach to bariatric surgery.
This nationally recognized excellence in quality is also paired with consistently above average patient satisfaction scores. Patients can’t say enough about how the team supports them every step of the way on the journey to change their lives.