Blue Cross and Blue Shield Reports on Top Performers for Hip and Knee Replacement

North Memorial Named a Blue Distinction Center+

North Memorial was recently designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The designation recognizes hospitals for their expertise in quality and cost efficiency in delivering specialty care.

North Memorial was among 16 specialty centers specifically highlighted for outstanding knee and joint replacement programs. In order to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ (plus) designation, organizations needed to demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers. These centers were also more cost-efficient.

To learn more, read the announcement from Blue Cross Blue Shield.