NEA Baptist Hospital was recently recognized as a Blue Distinction Center (Center of Excellence) for maternity by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. To achieve the designation, facilities must meet national quality objectives as set by BCBS and deliver care in a listed specialty area.
Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care are health care facilities with demonstrated expertise and a commitment to quality care during the delivery episode of care, which includes both vaginal and cesarean section delivery. Blue Distinction Centers+ are recognized for their expertise and cost-efficiency in delivering specialty care.
NEA Baptist is also in the process of establishing a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery.
A list of current Blue Distinction Centers can be accessed at http://www.bcbs.com/healthcare-partners/blue-distinction-for-providers/.