Frye Receives OptumHealth Center of Excellence Designation 
Thursday, 02 June 2011 
Frye's Surgical Weight Loss Team 



Frye Regional Medical Center today announced it has been named a Center of Excellence (COE) by OptumHealth Care Solutions (OptumHealth), one of the nation’s largest health and wellness companies. Frye has been a Bariatric Center of Excellence every year since 2006. A COE designation is given to those medical centers combining superior clinical care with excellent patient support. COE networks provide members with access to superior medical centers at industry-leading discounts for organ and bone marrow transplantation, cancer, congenital heart disease, neonatology, bariatric surgery and infertility treatment.

“We selected Frye Regional Medical Center because it represents a commitment to patients during some of the most critical points of care whether they are living with cancer, heart disease, are in need of a transplant or their newborn has intensive care needs,”  said Chris Pricco, chief operations officer for OptumHealth, which oversees the COE program. “We commend Frye for its excellence in providing this level of quality in the care of patients.”

“We are grateful to have received this designation as it reflects OptumHealth’s support of our mission to provide quality care that is accessible to people facing serious medical challenges while also highlighting our joint commitment to help people live their lives to the fullest,” said L. James Cook, MD, Frye’s Bariatric Program Medical Director.

For more information on Frye’s Surgical Weight Loss program, please call 828-315-5577, for a physician referral, call 828-315-3391.