Sierra Vista Named CIGNA Center of Excellence 
Shannon Downing 
Thursday, 17 January 2013 

CIGNA has awarded Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with a Center of Excellence designations for 2012. The hospital earned the designation based on its strong commitment to high quality patient care and efficiency measures that exceed nationally recognized standards. 

In addition to the COE program, CIGNA grants enhanced quality designations to indicate superior patient outcomes based on treatment effectiveness for various surgical procedures and medical conditions.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center received recognition for: angioplasty, cesarean section, disc surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, orthopedic back surgery and spinal fusion.

These quality designations are based in part off a hospital’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare measures, Leapfrog Patient Safety Measures, and mortality and complication rates, and enable patients to identify hospitals that provide an outstanding patient experience.