KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – July 23, 2020 – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has designated The University of Tennessee Medical Center as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for five specialty service lines – Cardiac Care, Bariatrics, Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Maternity Care.
The Blue Distinction® Center+ recognition is awarded to healthcare facilities and providers for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. To be considered, the facility must provide inpatient, post-operative and outpatient follow-up care, as well as patient education. The evaluation process includes an assessment of a facility’s procedure results, the number of procedures performed, and the expertise of the medical team.
UT Medical Center is the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, often seeing the most difficult cases and offering the most complex procedures in Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina.
“Receiving recognition from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinction Center+ shows that service lines throughout the medical center are committed to providing safe, efficient, and effective quality care to all the patients we serve,” said David Hall, UT Medical Center’s Executive Vice President. “UT Medical Center is continuously working to deliver the best care in our region, and this recognition solidifies our team members’ daily dedication to our mission to serve through healing, education and discovery while valuing integrity, excellence, compassion, innovation, collaboration and dedication.”
About UT Medical Center
The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 685-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.