McLaren Central Michigan Earns Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center for Total Joint Replacement

McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) has earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center designation for hip and knee total joint replacement from the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program.

Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care programs establish a nationally consistent approach to evaluating quality and safety. They incorporate measures with meaningful impact by utilizing evolving criteria within the respective specialty area. Provider quality may be evaluated using several domains within the Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement program including program structure and process, volume and outcomes.

MCM’s joint replacement and orthopedic program is comprised of specially trained nurses, physical therapists and case managers. In the last two years, MCM added two new physicians to their orthopedic medical staff resulting in the hospital having four full-time orthopedic surgeons: Charles J. Lilly, MD, Michael J. Moutsatson, DO, Benjamin A. Cox, DO and Ryan J. Lilly, MD. 

“I have been a partner with McLaren for over thirty years,” said Dr. Charles Lilly.  “The orthopedics program has a great team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare experts whom I have always felt proud to work alongside with to provide patient care.”

About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 550 employees and another 125 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2017 and 2019.  The hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the Central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Hospital Safety report published Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.