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SJCH's Bariatric Solutions Awarded 19 Gold Standard Certificates of Achievement by HMR

Awards & Recognition San Joaquin Community Hospital’s Bariatric Solutions, a weight-loss center, was recently designated as a recipient of 19 2009 HMR Gold Standard Certificates of Achievement. These awards distinguish Bariatric Solutions from hundreds of clinics nationwide using the program for weight loss developed by Health Management Resources (HMR), a national health care company.

HMR recognizes programs that demonstrate excellence in performance and patient care by presenting Gold Standard Certificates annually to a select group of clinics across the nation. Certificates are awarded in categories such as greatest weight-loss rates, outstanding group attendance, and best weight maintenance data. HMR Programs nationwide submit clinical data in these areas and the top programs are presented with HMR Gold Standard Certificates of Achievement. Bariatric Solutions was awarded with 19 Gold Standard Certificates, among the highest of all HMR clinics in the nation.

“These awards speak to the dedication of our team here at Bariatric Solutions,” said Sheri Seal-Bailey, director of Bariatric Solutions. “Many of our staff, including myself, have gone through our programs. We personally understand that losing weight can be challenging, but we also know that it can be done. By treating our patients with a spirit of determination and compassion, we are saving and changing lives here in Bakersfield.”

Bariatric Solutions offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that includes in-depth lifestyle education, personal coaching, and the option of medically supervised treatment. With both in-clinic and at-home weight-loss options, the clinic has serviced thousands of individuals throughout Kern County.

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