Surgery Center receives Blue Distinction Centers+ recognition

Surgery Center

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids has been awarded the Blue Distinction Centers+ by Blue Cross Blue Shield, according to a news release from the center.

Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven history of delivering exceptional care and results, and demonstrate more affordable care in addition to quality care, treatment expertise and better overall patient results.

The surgery center is the only Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Eastern Iowa with this distinction and the only ASC in the state that also has the “+” distinction, indicating efficiency in patient care as well.

“Surgery Center Cedar Rapids is humbled by receiving this Blue Distinction+ from Blue Cross Blue Shield,” said Julie Brinegar, executive director of Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids, in a news release. “This distinction validates the exceptional care we provide to our patients and is a testimony to the expert surgeons and staff working at Surgery Center Cedar Rapids who care for our patients every day.”

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Only those facilities that first meet nationally established quality and cost measures for Blue Distinction Centers are considered for designation as Blue Distinction Centers+.