#McLaren Flint earns Blue Distinction Center+ designation from BCBS

McLaren Flint's bariatric surgery program continues to deliver high-quality care to patients. The Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care's program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care - and includes robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety as well as cost-efficiency measures.

McLaren Flint now has five prestigious Blue Distinction Center+ designations which include Cardiac Care, Maternity Care, Bariatric Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery. The selection criteria used to evaluate facilities were developed with input from the medical community and include general quality and safety metrics as well as program specific metrics.

Research confirms that designated Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers. Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20 percent more cost-efficient.

Blue Distinction+ Center for Bariatric Surgery