Abstract: Care for hospitalized individuals living with morbid obesity is considered more complex for a number of reasons. Authors suggest that adults with morbid obesity have more significant comorbid conditions as compared with their non-obese counterparts. Further, dignity, safety, and satisfaction are often threatened because of ill-thought-out care plans. In healthcare settings, these challenges often lead to increased humanistic, clinical, and economic costs. A case-study approach is used herein to explore the economic and clinical considerations of bariatric readiness, which includes preplanning and outcome measures.