CHI Memorial Earns Blue Distinction Center+ Designation For Quality And Cost-Efficiency In Cardiac Care

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has designated CHI Memorial as a Blue Distinction Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.  Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care designation, a hospital must demonstrate its expertise in delivering safe and effective cardiac care, focusing on cardiac valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) episodes of care.  A hospital must also have earned national accreditation at the facility level.  In addition to meeting established quality thresholds, these hospitals must also demonstrate better cost-efficiency compared to their peers.

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