Emerson Health Recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for Excellence in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries


Emerson Health was named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers+ are nationally designated healthcare facilities committed to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes based on measurement criteria developed with input from leading accreditation and quality organizations.

Quality is key:  Only health systems that meet nationally established quality measures can be designated Blue Distinction Center+. Then, to become a Blue Distinction Center® for Knee and Hip Replacement, systems must demonstrate expertise in total hip and knee replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+,” said Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, Emerson Health President, and CEO. “Patients choose Emerson for joint replacement surgeries based on the expertise of our orthopedics and surgical teams, the latest equipment, and outstanding personalized care, all of which result in the best outcomes.”

Emerson Health’s board-certified orthopedic surgeons are experts at repairing hips, knees, and other joints. They perform various advanced joint replacement surgeries, including the mini-incision approach to hip replacement, and use the latest technology, including robotic-assisted surgery. For information about orthopedic surgeries at Emerson Health, visit www.emersonhealth.org/orthopedics.

Learn more about the Blue Distinction program of Blue Cross Blue Shield at www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.