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St. Joseph’s Center for Weight Management named Center of Excellence

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St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Center for Weight Management, which serves clients from the Perham area, along with Essentia Health Park Rapids Clinic recently announced that it is among the first to earn a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designation.


The distinction is awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation, an independent, nonprofit organization.

Additionally, Dr. Daniel Smith and Dr. Robert Wroblewski have earned the Surgical Review Corporation’s Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designation.

A total of 61 providers in 10 countries have completed all program requirements to date.

The designations recognize “unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care,” according to a press release.

By designating the Center for Weight Management as a Center of Excellence, patients are able to distinguish providers who have met the requirements for delivering high-quality post-operative and long-term follow-up care. Insurance companies will also be able to use the designation to identify those committed to excellence.

St. Joseph’s Center for Weight Management offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options to patients. For more information, call 218-237-5757.