Eastside Medical Center named Blue Distinction Center Designation for Quality
The Blue Distinction® Designation Aids Consumers and
Employers in Choosing High-Performing Hospitals
By Staff Reports
Snellville, GA (January 27, 2014) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia has named Eastside Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care – which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety.
Since 2006, consumers, medical providers and employers have relied on the Blue Distinction program to identify hospitals delivering quality care in Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Care, Complex and Rare Cancers, Knee and Hip Replacements, Spine Surgery, and Transplants. The selection criteria used to evaluate facilities were developed with input from the medical community and include general quality and safety metrics plus program specific metrics. Eastside Medical Center is proud to have met the rigorous selection criteria set by the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program.
ABOUT EASTSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Eastside Medical Center has been a healthcare leader for more than 30 years providing quality care to patients in Gwinnett and surrounding counties. Eastside is a 310-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including heart and vascular, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, spine and wellness center, 24-hour emergency, pediatric emergency, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, women’s services, wound clinic, and behavioral health. With our exceptional medical staff of 500 board certified physicians, 1200 employees, and 400 volunteers, we are committed to being your center of excellence. Eastside has two other campuses - South Campus has 61 adult behavioral health beds, a wound care clinic and a 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility. In Loganville, Eastside has a digital imaging center. In 2013, Eastside received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation, earned The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval” for quality and safety in disease-specific joint replacement care and the Blue Distinction Centers Program for Spine Surgery. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted, call 770-979-0200 or visit our website at Eastsidemedical.com. We are located at 1700 Medical Way, Snellville, Georgia.