MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center earns Blue Distinction Center Designation for quality in spine surgery

Blue Shield of California has selected MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

Facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers® for Spine Surgery demonstrate expertise in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, resulting in fewer patient complications and readmissions compared to other hospitals. All designated facilities must maintain national accreditation.

The Spine Health Center at Orange Coast Medical Center provides coordinated and comprehensive non-operative and surgical solutions. The Center offers a multispecialty approach that ensures collaboration between specialists, resulting in the best possible outcome for every patient.

“We are proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California for meeting the robust selection criteria for spine surgery set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program,” explains Marcia Manker, CEO of Orange Coast Medical Center. “Our expert team at the Spine Health Center is committed to further advancing the safety, efficacy, and clinical outcomes of spine surgery for the patients who entrust their health to them.”

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