Sierra Vista Earns Prestigious Recognition for Spine Surgery 
Ron Yukelson 
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 
 

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has earned the prestigious Blue Distinction Center designation for spine surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, two of the largest providers of health insurance in California.

The Blue Distinction Centers initiative has more than two decades of experience in working with expert physicians and medical organizations with the goal of helping consumers find quality specialty care on a consistent basis nationwide, while enabling and encouraging health care professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care.

Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery are designated based on certain selection criteria for demonstrating reliability in delivering these services as well as better overall outcomes. The evidence based selection criteria for the Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery program was developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations and includes a comprehensive evaluation of structure, process and outcome measures. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery have demonstrated a commitment to quality care and offer comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures.