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UT Medical Center recognized for specialty services

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announced the University of Tennessee Medical Center as a BlueCross Distinction Center.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center was mentioned in the US News Best Hospital report. / Source: (UT Medical Center)
The University of Tennessee Medical Center was mentioned in the US News Best Hospital report. / Source: (UT Medical Center)(WVLT)
Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 1:25 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announced the University of Tennessee Medical Center as a BlueCross Distinction Center for its five specialty service lines.

UT Medical Center was awarded for its Cardiac Care, Bariatrics, Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Maternity Care.

The BlueCross Distinction Center recognition is awarded to healthcare facilities for their “expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.”

“UT Medical Center is the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, often seeing the most difficult cases and offering the most complex procedures in Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina,” UT Medical Center said in a statement.

To be considered for the award a facility must provide inpatient, post-operative and outpatient follow-up care and patient education.

“Receiving recognition from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinction Center+ shows that service lines throughout the medical center are committed to providing safe, efficient, and effective quality care to all the patients we serve,” said David Hall, UT Medical Center’s Executive Vice President. “UT Medical Center is continuously working to deliver the best care in our region, and this recognition solidifies our team members’ daily dedication to our mission to serve through healing, education and discovery while valuing integrity, excellence, compassion, innovation, collaboration and dedication.”

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