Blue Distinction Center


Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

Holy Redeemer Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Independence Blue Cross for demonstrating better overall quality of care, patient results, and cost efficiency in these two specialty procedures. 

Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement®Blue Distinction® is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care—which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency measures.

Holy Redeemer earned this recognition by undergoing an objective, evidence-based selection criteria established with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. The goal of the Blue Distinction® Center+ program is to identify medical facilities that deliver better overall quality and medical outcomes cost efficiently for a specific area of specialty care, helping patients and doctors to make more informed hospital choices.


Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.
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