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Designations & Awards

Center of Excellence

Centegra Health System, the Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center and Amir Heydari, MD, FACS, are recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a nationally designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.


Blue Distinction Center

Blue Cross and Blue Shield has designated Centegra Hospital-Woodstock as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. To date, only 230 facilities nationwide have received a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence is a registered trademark of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS. All rights reserved.


Aetna Institute of Quality in Bariatric Surgery

Based on measure of clinical performance, access and efficiency for bariatric surgery, Centegra Hospital – Woodstock has been named an Aetna Institute of Quality in Bariatric Surgery.  Some of the criteria for this designation include:

  • Have evidence-based and recognized standards for clinical outcomes, processes of care and patient safety.
  • Provide ongoing follow-up programs and support for bariatric surgery patients
  • Demonstrate efficiency in providing care based on overall cost of care, readmission rates and comprehensiveness of the program.

For more information, visit aetna.com


OPTUM Health Center of Excellence

OPTUMHealth has designated Centegra Hospital – Woodstock as a Center of Excellence. Inclusion in the Optum Center of Excellence means that Centegra Hospital – Woodstock exceeds nationally recognized standards of care.

Centers of Excellence network membership offers further evidence of the high standards upon which Centegra Hospital – Woodstock Associates pride themselves on exceptional health care delivery each and every day. If you would like to learn more, please read the OPTUMHealth Fact Sheet.







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