Awards & Recognition

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Hospitals earn Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery.

Both MidState Medical Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut have been designated as Blue Distinction® Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery. MidState received a plus-level distinction for added cost efficiencies.

Blue Distinction® recognizes facilities that meet objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality, developed in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations. The quality measures evaluated include risk-standardized complication rate following total hip and knee arthroplasty and 30-day all-cause readmission rate. The goal of this recognition is to help all Blue health plan members - and others - find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide. Studies indicate Blue Distinction Centers® have better overall outcomes and lower costs for certain procedures when compared to non-designated medical facilities.

Orthopedics