SC BlueCross Honors Maternity Care in Hospitals with ‘Blue Distinction’ Designation

Columbia, SC – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has recognized several South Carolina hospitals with a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

The facilities being recognized as Blue Distinction Centers+ for quality and cost are:

Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken
AnMed Health Medical Center, Anderson
Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort
Bon Secours St Francis Xavier Hospital, Charleston
Carolinas Hospital System, Florence
Conway Hospital, Conway
East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant
GHS Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville
GHS Greer Memorial Hospital, Greer
Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach
Lexington Medical Center, Lexington
MUSC Medical Center, Charleston
Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill
Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital, Mount Pleasant
Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster
St. Francis Eastside, Greenville
The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties, Orangeburg
Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet
The facilities being recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for quality are:

Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley
Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hardeeville
Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro
GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital, Clinton
GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca
Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island
Kershaw Health, Camden
Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Newberry
Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Columbia
Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia
Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter
Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood
Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown
Trident Medical Center, North Charleston
Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality specialty care in several areas including cancer care, cardiac care, maternity care, knee and hip replacements, spine surgery and transplants, Research shows that, compared to other hospitals, those designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients.

About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for more than 70 years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.

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