ARH earns Blue Distinction Center designation for maternity care

Published 12:54 am Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Andalusia Regional Hospital’s Maternity Program has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center (BDC) for Maternity Care.

Blue Distinction Specialty Care is a national Blue Cross Blue Shield designation program recognizing healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care — safely, effectively, and cost efficiently.

Like other Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care programs, selection criteria for the maternity care program is based on quality, business, and cost criteria. The goal of the program is to help consumers find both quality and value for their specialty care needs, while encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of healthcare nationwide, and providing a credible foundation for local Blue Plans to design benefits tailored to meet employers’ own quality and cost objectives. Only those facilities that first meet nationally established, objective quality measures for Blue Distinction Centers are considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center.

“We’re very pleased with this well-earned recognition achieved by Andalusia Regional Hospital’s obstetrical services, for the high-quality obstetrical services,” said John Yanes, CEO. “It’s a reflection of the high quality physicians and hospital employees who are committed to creating the best experience for our patients.”