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September 27, 2018

You will often see Bariatric Center of Excellence used by certain insurance carriers and hospitals will often advertise that they have been accredited. Some private insurance companies will occasionally stipulate that a surgery has to be performed at a COE certified hospital. COE stands for Center of Excellence. Hospitals have...
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October 1, 2017

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists has been named a Center of Excellence from UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare is one of the leaders in identifying Centers of Excellence (COEs) that use evidence-based, quality-of-care protocols to help deliver cost-effective care for complex medical procedures at leading treatment centers. Members who seek care from a COE...
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August 2, 2017

Join us on September 16th for a special support group at West Lake's Hy-Vee. Lead by our IWLS Dietitians and Hy-Vee Dietitian, Natalie Hoefing, the tour will focused on healthy eating following bariatric surgery. Please meet in front of the customer service counter. The tour will begin at 10:00 am....
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August 25, 2016

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists is pleased to welcome Joy Williams, ARNP, NP-C, to its medical staff. Williams specializes in Medical Weight Loss and will see patients at Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Belmond Clinic.

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July 25, 2016

Congratulations to Alissa Kruger for completing the Obesity Medicine Association® (OMA®) Advanced Curriculum Fellowship Program. program in less than one year!

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February 8, 2016

Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has recognized Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program.

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January 12, 2016

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists will be holding a free weight loss seminar on February 9, 2016 in Webster City.  The event will start at 5:30pm at the AmericInn Hotel & Suites, 411 Closz Drive. 

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December 2, 2015

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists has recently been named a Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

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July 22, 2015

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is thrilled to announce that 5 star ratings were achieved by the Belmond and Clarion facilities, according to data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Compare.

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July 1, 2015

July 1st marks our one-year anniversary here at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists (IWLS). Dr. Eibes’ first surgery was performed on July 21st. We have since performed over 150 sleeve gastrectomies and have visited with hundreds of patients in both our medical and surgical weight loss programs.

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