Wesley’s Total Joint Knee & Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery Programs Receive Distinction

April 03, 2013

Wesley’s Total Joint Knee & Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery Programs Receive Distinction

WICHITA, Kansas – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas will be awarding Wesley Medical Center a Blue Distinction Center+® designation for quality, efficiency for its Total Joint Knee & Hip Replacement Program and its Spine Program at a special ceremony, Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 am at Wesley’s Cessna Conference Room.

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Director of Institutional Relations, Angie Strecker will be presenting the awards to Wesley’s Director Rehabilitation Services, Steve Wilgers and Clinical Nurse Specialist/Total Joint Replacement Program Coordinator, Paula Hopkins.

 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program, which began in2006, expanded recently to include new cost-efficiency measures, as well as more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety.  Wesley was one of six hospitals in Kansas’ 103-county service care to successfully achieve this designation. 

 

Your attendance and coverage is much appreciated!

 

 

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER.  Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WesleyCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit wesleyintensivecaring.com.