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Published on March 01, 2013

GVCH and SBCH Recognized as BCBS "Blue Distinction Center" for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

The Cottage Center for Orthopedics has once again received "Blue Distinction Center" designation for its knee and hip replacement programs.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement® demonstrate an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. To date, we have designated approximately 540 facilities nationwide as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement provide comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries.

Blue Distinction® is a designation awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare. The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based, objective selection criteria established with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. Its goal is to help consumers find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide.

Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means that these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading medical organizations’ recommendations.

Blue Distinction® can help by identifying medical facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and better overall outcomes for knee and hip replacement procedures.

To learn more about the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction programs, see Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

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