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Two KDMC Nurses Earn Bariatric Nurse Certification

Rayetta Parker
Julie Mallin
King’s Daughters wishes to congratulate two nurses who recently earned the certification from the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) credential from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery:

  • Julie Mallin, Surgical Recovery Unit

  • Rayetta Parker, Surgical Weight Loss program

The two successfully completed the Certified Bariatric Nurse examination, which has been established this year is designed to assess the professional competence of practitioners of bariatric nursing. Each candidate must demonstrate competence in all technical aspects of bariatric nursing commensurate with the standards established by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery for effective and safe patient care.

This is the first year that nurses can earn the CBN credential. Only 200 nurses in the U.S. have earned the certification.

King’s Daughters’ Surgical Weight Loss program is designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Since the program began in 2003, KDMC bariatric surgeons have performed more than 1,100 surgical weight loss procedures, all of them using minimally invasive procedures.

To learn more about KDMC’s Surgical Weight Loss program, please call 1.888.377.KDMC, or visit

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