North Memorial Receives BCBS Honors for Excellence in Cardiac Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recognized 11 local hospitals for their quality in cardiac care with Blue Center of Distinction Awards. Hospitals were designated either as Blue Distinction CentersĀ® for delivering quality care, or as Blue Distinction Centers+  for delivering quality care while also meeting key requirements for cost-efficiency.

North Memorial received the greater level of distinction with the Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care award. This is a new designation level added to the program this year, and is awarded to hospitals that have met the Blue Distinction Centers standards for quality, while demonstrating better cost efficiency than their peers.