Our Program

Welcome to Cullman Regional’s Bariatric Center of Excellence. We’re thrilled that you have taken the first step in your journey to a new you and are excited about supporting you every step of the way. Our team of professionals is committed to your success and will teach you new ways to eat, cope and exercise to help you accomplish your weight-loss goals.

Mission Statement

While we care for the body, our hearts and minds are in it from the start. We’re dedicated to improving the overall quality of life of our patients by improving their health and reducing weight-related conditions; educating our patients, their loved ones and the community about weight-related conditions; and achieving superior patient results using a multidisciplinary team approach.

Our Team

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeon

Stephania Aquite

Patient Navigator

  • Stephania Aquite monitors patients’ weight loss and helps them stay on track after surgery. She works closely with the surgeons and the Bariatric Center of Excellence team to support patients as they transition to post-surgery life.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 2019
  • Master of Science in Nursing – 2022

Elizabeth Blubaugh

Patient Navigator

  • Elizabeth Blubaugh acts as a support for patients, helping them navigate through their weight-loss journey. Elizabeth’s hobbies include spending time with her kids and hiking.
  • AD in Nursing – Wallace State Community College, 2018
  • BS in Nursing – University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2019

Natalie Livingston

Registered Dietitian

  • Natalie Livingston helps patients re-shape their nutritional habits and behaviors by providing recipes, educational materials and one-on-one consultations to help them prepare for and be successful on their weight-loss journey. Aside from work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and visiting the lake.
  • BS in Nutrition – Alabama A&M University, 2016
  • Diabetic internship – Oakwood University, 2017

Meg Morrow

Bariatric Coordinator

  • Meg Morrow works behind the scenes, overseeing a variety of administrative operations to ensure the Center of Excellence is providing quality care to their patients. Meg’s hobbies include spending time with family, watching her kids play sports and traveling to Braves baseball games.
  • BS in Nursing – University of Alabama at Huntsville, 2003