Memorial Minute - June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019
Memorial’s chief bariatric surgeon, Dr. Frank Felts, has been nationally recognized for pioneering ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) in this region. ERAS includes limited or no use of opioids for pain management. At a recent Quality Leadership Summit in Nashville with 90 LifePoint hospitals, Memorial’s ERAS presentation was chosen for the Top award. Dr. Felts is sending all his patients home, post bariatric surgery, 100% opioid free (unless they came in using opioids for chronic pain issues prior to surgery). We are exceptionally proud of this recognition and the work that Dr. Felts is doing at Memorial to help reduce the use of opioids in Southern New Mexico.