Awards and Designations Earned by St. Mary's Joint Replacement Program
Blue Distinction Award
Our Joint Replacement Solutions program received the Blue Distinction ® Award, a designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare and better overall outcomes for knee and replacement procedures.
The Blue Distinction ® designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based, objective selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations. Its goal is to help you find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide.
United Health Premium Three Stars Quality
We have earned the designation of Three Stars Quality as a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement center. This designation is based upon a review of our quality and cost efficiency data as compared against national and evidence-based standards.
This quality designation is effective for a two-year time period and will be re-evaluated every two years. The cost efficiency designation is effective for a one-year time period and will be re-evaluated annually.
The UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Center designation indicates St. Mary's meets or exceeds nationally-recognized standards of care such as total knee procedures most recent year, total hip procedures most recent year, readmission rate for total knee replacement and readmission rate for total hip replacement and inpatient mortality.
Professional Research Corporation, Inc. 2013 Five Star Excellence Award
In 2013 St. Mary's scored in the top 10% nationwide for receiving "excellent" responses from patients regarding their overall quality of care. More information....