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Blue Distinction

blue distinction logoGeisinger Medical Center (GMC) was designated as Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in 2010.

Geisinger earned the Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement designation by displaying a commitment to quality care and having a history of offering comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee and total hip replacement.

The designation recognizes Geisinger Medical Center as a site that consistently delivers quality care and produces better overall outcomes for patients during knee and hip replacements.

GMC is one of 39 medical facilities in Pennsylvania and one of 400 facilities nationwide to be designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. The designation is awarded to those facilities who meet evidence-based criteria and national standards that are formulated by expert physicians and medical organizations.

Medical facilities applying for the distinction must successfully submit clinical data to demonstrate that they meet the established standards.