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The national BlueCross Blue Shield Association has recognized Lakeland hospitals in Niles and St. Joseph as 1 of only 160 healthcare systems in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+ designation for Cardiac Care, demonstrating our commitment to providing safe, high-quality care.
Hospitals designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ are recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. They have a proven track-record for delivering better results — including fewer complications and readmissions — than hospitals without this recognition.
Research shows Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications following certain cardiac procedures and lower rates of healthcare associated infections compared with their peers. Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20% more cost-efficient than non-designated hospitals for those same cardiac procedures.
Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care provide a full range of cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery (including coronary artery bypass graft surgery).