The choices you make matter – especially when it comes to your healthcare.
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
- Improved outcomes for patients
- Lower rates of complications following certain orthopedic procedures
- 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.