Orange, California – Blue Shield of California has designated St. Joseph Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and also for Spine Surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated and show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures.
“Once again, this Blue Distinction Specialty Care program designation is proof that patients at
St. Joseph Hospital can expect a high-quality orthopedic care team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and many others who are committed to providing excellent treatment and care,” said Tom Hill, Chief Operating Officer, St. Joseph Hospital. “Thank you to our entire care team whose skillful expertise helps to ensure our patients safely recover and get back to the activities they enjoy most in life.”
As a Blue Distinction Center® for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital demonstrates expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries and in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy as well lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, which result in fewer patient complications and readmissions. All designated facilities must maintain national accreditation.