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The national BlueCross Blue Shield Association has recognized Lakeland HealthCare in St. Joseph to receive a Blue Distinction Center designation for Knee and Hip Replacement, 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 orthopedic procedures and lower rates of healthcare associated infections compared with their peers.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement provide a full range of orthopedic care services, including inpatient knee and hip replacement services as well as total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries.