May 24, 2011


COLUMBIA, Tenn. —Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip replacement by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST). The designation is awarded to medical facilities exhibiting a commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients who undergo knee and hip replacement procedures.

The goal of the Blue Distinction® Center designation is to help those insured by BCBST find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging health care professionals to improve the quality and delivery of care. To be considered for the designation, medical facilities must submit clinical data to establish that they meet objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality.

“We are pleased to have been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a facility that demonstrates a commitment to quality care in the area of knee and hip replacement,” said Chief Executive Officer Robert Otwell. “I would like to thank the orthopedic physicians and staff members for their dedication to providing quality care for our patients.”

MRMC offers a wide array of orthopedic services, from minimally invasive outpatient procedures to comprehensive knee, hip and shoulder replacement. The team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff works with nurses and therapists trained in the care of orthopedic patients to provide positive outcomes for patients.

AboutBlue Distinction® Centers:

Designation as Blue Distinction® Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations.  Individual outcomes may vary.  To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan; and call your provider before making an appointment, to verify the most current information on its Network participation and Blue Distinction® status. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its Licensees are responsible for any damages, losses, or non-covered charges that may result from using Blue Distinction® or other provider finder information or receiving care from a Blue Distinction® or other provider.