Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accredited Center  
Welcome to your Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center E-Newsletter!  
We are happy to provide another way to keep you connected to the latest news and information during your experience of Reshaping Your Life.

Support Groups April and May  

                We are here for you! 


Inspiration Education Motivation Fellowship

Date: Tuesday, April 1
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Please NOTE Change of Location:
Whole Foods Market, 6055 O Street
Agenda: Grocery Store Tour!
Don't be an April Fool! Join us for a Grocery Store Tour and learn about healthy menu options.

Date: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth meeting room
Agenda: Support Group Open Forum
Plan to join us for an inspirational discussion on dealing with life following weight-loss surgery.

All patients, family members and support persons are welcome to attend. If you are preparing for your surgery, please join us as well!

Bariatric Program Coordinator Update 


Refresh with Spring


Happy Spring to everyone! My name is Danette Larkins. I am happy to introduce myself as the new Bariatric Program Coordinator. I look forward to meeting you soon.


I have been in this position since January and have enjoyed it immensely. There is so much to learn. It is very rewarding to work with all of you - an outstanding and appreciative group of people. Spring is a time for new growth, sunshine, warmer weather and the opportunity to be outside more often.


We all have goals and probably set resolutions at the first of the year. Maybe some of them have gone by the wayside....ummm...but guess what? Springtime is another opportunity to pick ourselves up, put our best foot forward and start taking steps to live healthy.

By the way, words of encouragement and patient testimonials of triumph are on our website. When you get a chance please take time and look at these inspiring stories.


I also want to personally thank all of our wonderful Support Group leaders across the state of Nebraska! We definitely appreciate your care, dedication and support with our journeys and I look forward to meeting you.


Living life and being grateful for my job is something I want to share with you. We are here to help you succeed.


Best wishes for a wonderful spring,


Danette Larkins, RN BSN

Bariatric Program Coordinator



Creative Cooking

Recipe of the Month


Chef Dave Fouts, Bariatric Chef  


Spicy Gorgonzola
Cheese-Stuffed Eggs
(spicy deviled eggs)


24 Servings

  • 12 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
  1. Hard boil eggs and let cool.  
  2. Shell eggs, and cut in half to make 24 halves.
  3. Mash the yolks, and mix well with all remaining ingredients.
  4. Spoon mixture into hollowed egg halves.
  5. NOTE: Eggs are easy to peel while they are warm. 

Nutrient Analysis per Half Egg:  


61           Calories  

4 grams   Protein  

5 grams   Fat 
1 grams   Carb   


If you have a healthy recipe you would like to share, please email to If available, please include nutritional information.



Recipes must be original family recipes. If using another source, you must send us copyright permission. 
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In the Community  

Events & Classes

Women's Health Fair
Wednesday, May 14
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

More Life for Jessi

More Life for Jessi - Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center 
Jessi lost 101 pounds and is more active!  



Weight-Loss Surgery Support Groups and Education 2014


 First Tuesday of the Month


Continuing support and fellowship following weight-loss surgery is critical to a patient's long term success.


With our recent change of offering one Support Group per month, we are pleased to see many patients attending group.


We started out the year with 14 patients who came to hear Lynn Marcus, Mental Health Therapist, lead us into the New Year.


The February Meeting was cancelled due to a snow storm!


In March we had 12 members meet the new Bariatric Program Coordinator, Danette Larkins RN, BSN, who shared her thoughts and plans for Support Group. 


Plan to bring a friend and attend the next Support Group: 


For questions please contact:

Marilyn Wadum 

402-219-7600 or 

Spread the Word
If you have a friend that is interested in weight-loss surgery, please share information on upcoming Bariatric Surgery - Reshape Your Life classes.

Class Schedule
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The Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center team is here to help you take steps towards a healthier you. We appreciate your feedback and comments.


You can read previous newsletters on the Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center website.


For more information or to contribute to the enewsletter, please contact our 

Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator at 402-219-7638.