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Excellence in Action: CCH Awarded Blue Distinction® Specialty Center+ for Knee, Hip Replacement

Excellence in Action: CCH Awarded Blue Distinction® Specialty Center+ for Knee, Hip Replacement

The Blue Cross Blue Shield national association establishes uniform criteria to evaluate quality, patient safety and cost, based on objective measures that were 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® Specialty Centers+.

Knee and hip replacement procedures remain some of the most commonly performed elective surgical procedures in the United States, according to a 2018 study released by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

“We are thrilled to have achieved the Blue Cross Distinction® Center+ designation”, said Chief Operating Officer Colleen Heeter. “Everyone in the organization is committed to providing Excellence Every Day, and this designation shows that we focus on quality care, great patient outcomes and cost efficiency in our total joint program.”

Facilities designated as Blue Distinction® Specialty Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and re-admissions. They are on average 20% more cost-efficient in an episode of care compared to other facilities.

For more information about the program and for a complete listing of designated facilities, visit www.BCBS.com/bluedistinction.

Complete Care for Knee and Hip Replacement

CCH has a full array of services for our knee and hip replacement patients, from initial diagnosis to rehabilitation after surgery.

  • Surgeons - The surgeons at Powder River Orthopedics & Spine (PROS) take an innovative and comprehensive approach to treatment of orthopedic pain. They educate patients on the risk and benefits of treatment, helping them to make informed decisions.
  • Joint Camp - A pre-surgery education program that includes an exercise plan, what to expect after surgery, and what modifications need to be made at home after surgery.
  • Hospital Stay - Campbell County Memorial Hospital's Medical Surgical unit has a nursing staff trained in pain management and initiating physical therapy.
  • Physical Therapy - CCH Rehabilitation Services, conveniently located in the same building as PROS, includes comprehensive therapy and the only therapy pool in Gillette.
  • Short-Term Rehab at The Legacy - Patients who need more assistance between surgery and going home can stay in the dedicated rehabilitation wing with daily physical therapy and a focus on daily living skills.
  • Home Health - CCH has professional staff who can provide nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, or help with daily activities in the patient's home for those who qualify.
  • Home Medical Resources - Medical equipment for sale or rent to help total joint patients get back to the activities they enjoy.

Visit www.cchwyo.org/bdcplus to learn more.