McLaren Macomb designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.

McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb has been designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® is a directory created to identify facilities with proven expertise in delivering specialty care.

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The Distinction Center Program was developed with input from the medical community and evaluates hospitals’ specialty care and their ability to deliver high-quality outcomes.

While Blue Distinction Centers earned their recognition based on the high-quality and safe specialty care they delivered based on criteria that directly impacts patient results – such as surgical team expertise and history of better outcomes – McLaren Macomb’s Blue Distinction Center+ designation also signifies its excellence in how efficiently it provides such care.

As stated on the Blue Distinction Program site, “only those facilities that first meet nationally established, objective quality measures” will be considered for a Blue Distinction Center+ designation.

Criteria includes the expertise of the medical team, number of times the facility has performed the procedure and the facility’s track record for procedure results, leading to fewer complications and readmissions than facilities without the designation.