Lincoln, NE (April 5, 2016) – Bryan Medical Center at Bryan East Campus has been designated as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for quality in knee and hip replacement surgeries, a national honor that recognizes hospitals with outstanding measures in patient safety and health outcomes.
“Bryan Medical Center is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska for meeting the rigorous selection criteria for knee and hip replacement surgeries set forth by this program,” said John Woodrich, president and chief operating officer of Bryan Medical Center. “Knee and hip pain can be debilitating for so many people, often times significantly reducing quality of life. We’re proud to feature talented surgeons and an incredible staff to help those individuals return to an active and fruitful lifestyle.”
To receive a Blue Distinction Center designation for quality in knee and hip replacement surgeries, a hospital must demonstrate its expertise in total knee and total hip replacements surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. In addition, these facilities must maintain national accreditation and meet the requirements that align with principles that support evidence-based practices.
“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska commends Bryan Medical Center for being designated a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement,” said Deb Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska quality medical director. “We’re glad to offer our members high quality knee and hip replacement at this facility, and this recognition affirms their ability to deliver that care.”
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, knee and hip replacement procedures are among the fastest growing medical treatments in the United States. Orthopedic surgeons at Bryan Health offer traditional joint replacement surgery as well as a minimally invasive approach. Advancements in both of these procedures allow for smaller incisions, faster recovery time and less pain. In addition, Bryan offers pre-surgery education classes, personalized care and a comfortable recovery to all our patients.
The Blue Distinction Specialty Care program seeks to reduce the burden of finding quality health care options by empowering patients with the knowledge and tools to find quality for their knee and hip replacement care. To learn more about orthopedic care and the doctors who practice at Bryan Medical Center, visit bryannhealth.org.