Essentia Health-St. Joseph's receives distinction for joint replacement surgery | Pineandlakes.com - Pineandlakes Echo Journal

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Essentia Health-St. Joseph's receives distinction for joint replacement surgery

Posted: May 7, 2013 - 5:51pm  |  Updated: May 8, 2013 - 5:41pm

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recently renewed Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.

The recognition is intended to help patients identify medical facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and better overall outcomes for knee and hip replacement procedures. It also highlights the program’s cost-effectiveness for consumers, Essentia Health reported.

To receive this distinction, the Joint Wellness Center had to meet rigorous, objective clinical measures, such as fewer complications and readmissions, along with extensive support for patients both before and after surgery. The Joint Wellness Center is the only program in the region earning this recognition.

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