Twin Cities selected as blue center of distinction for knee and hip replacement
Knee and hip replacements remain among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States
– The Twin Cities Community Hospital has been selected again as the Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialized Care Program.
This national recognition identifies healthcare facilities is based on objective measurement evaluations that show commitment and expertise to ensure high quality patient safety and deliver better health outcomes. The assessments and measurements were developed by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program with members of the medical community, nationwide, and take into account the findings of accreditation bodies as well as independent and quality oversight bodies. .
Being designated as the Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacements demonstrates Twin Cities expertise in total knee and hip arthroplasty surgeries: the proof is in the results of fewer complications and patient readmissions than other facilities. Designated facilities include hospitals (with and without an on-site intensive care unit) and outpatient surgery centers (ASCs). All designated facilities must maintain national accreditation.
Knee and hip replacement procedures remain among the most commonly performed elective surgeries (over 700,000 per year) in the United States, according to Harvard Health.