Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has selected Good Samaritan
as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the
Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are
nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved
patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures
that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input
from the medical community.
Knee and hip replacement procedures are among the fastest growing medical
treatments in the U.S., according to studies published in the June 2014
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement
demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries,
resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. Designated
hospitals must also maintain national accreditation.
Good Samaritan is proud to be recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield for meeting the robust selection criteria for knee and hip replacements
set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
“We are honored to be recognized for the quality knee and hip replacement
services we provide,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO. “Achieving
the Blue Distinction encourages us to provide safe, quality care to our
“Anthem is pleased to recognize Good Samaritan,” said Robert
W. Hillman, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana.
“As a Blue Distinction Center, Good Samaritan is proving high quality,
cost effective care that we believe often leads to better health outcomes.”
Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients
find quality providers for their specialty care needs in the areas of
bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip
replacements, maternity care, spine surgery, and transplants, while encouraging
health care professionals to improve the care they deliver.
For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the
designated facilities, please visit