Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis Named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement®
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has designated Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.
Via Christi received this national recognition by demonstrating better quality of care, cost efficiency and patient results in knee and hip replacement through the team efforts of physicians and hospital departments, including Surgery, Nursing, Therapy, Case Management, Scheduling, Social Work, Pre-Assessment Services and the Center for Clinical Excellence. To earn this designation, Via Christi Hospital was evaluated based on objective, evidence-based criteria established with input from expert physicians and medical organizations.
The Blue Distinction program is part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas’ continuing efforts to collaborate with physicians and medical facilities to improve the overall quality and medical outcomes for specific areas of specialty care – helping patients and doctors to make more informed hospital choices.