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Franciscan Health Bariatric Center named Center of Excellence

Dr. Gerald A. Cahill, board-certified surgeon and Franciscan Health Center for Bariatric Surgery medical director, announced recently that the Clinical Sciences Institute (CSI) of Optum has awarded Franciscan Health Olympia Fields with the Center of Excellence (COE) designation for bariatric surgery.

Optum COE Bariatric Centers are nationally-designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures developed with medical community input for patient safety and better health outcomes.

To earn this designation, the Olympia Fields facility has demonstrated success in patient safety, met clinical qualification and maintained a cost-effective contract for participation in the . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

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