Lourdes Hospital Designated as a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lourdes Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Lourdes operates the Lourdes Joint Academy program for knee and hip replacements. 

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. The goal is to help consumers find healthcare facilities that have demonstrated better overall outcomes (e.g., fewer medical complications, fewer readmissions) in the delivery of specialty care, while enabling and encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide.

To date, there are approximately 540 facilities nationwide designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Detailed information about additional selection criteria can be found at the Blue Distinction┬« website at .  You can find information about the Lourdes Joint Academy at

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