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Joint & Spine Center Recognized Nationally


First among Indiana hospitals to earn Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery

Columbus, Ind. -   The Joint & Spine Center at Columbus Regional Hospital has achieved designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and also a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. The Blue Distinction Center by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recognizes hospitals nationally for excellent clinical quality. Columbus Regional Hospital is the first Indiana hospital to receive the Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement and for Spine Surgery.

Blue Distinction Centers have demonstrated experience in offering comprehensive services, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association offers the designations to provide members of their insurance networks and their physicians with a credible, easily identifiable means of selecting hospitals for healthcare services. Designated centers must meet strict criteria including:
  • Experienced surgery team and multidisciplinary approach to coordinate and streamline care
  • Established program with required annual volumes for designated procedures
  • Comprehensive quality management program
  • Clinical outcomes that meet objective thresholds such as length of stay and complication rates

The Joint and Spine Center at Columbus Regional Hospital offers specialized care for patients undergoing joint replacement and spine surgery, emphasizing individual care in a progressive atmosphere that focuses on wellness and rehabilitation. More information on selection criteria is available on www.bcbs.com.

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