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Find the Right Hospital for You

We want to make it easier for you to choose a hospital that best meets your needs. That is why we've created the Blue Distinction® program, which identifies hospitals and medical facilities that meet high standards.
We've worked with doctors and medical organizations to come up with the selection criteria for Blue Distinction Centers, which include:

  • The number of times the hospital has performed the procedure
  • The expertise of its medical team
  • An acute care inpatient facility, including intensive care, emergency and specialty services
  • The hospital's procedure results

There Are Two Different Recognitions for Hospitals

  • Blue Distinction Centers
    Hospitals that have proven their ability to meet high standards of specialty care.
  • Blue Distinction Centers+
    Hospitals that are not only recognized for meeting high standards of care, but also for delivering cost-effective care.

Blue Distinction Centers Available Nationwide

Both Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ are available nationwide and focus on high-volume and high-risk areas of specialty care. Please see your Benefit Summary or call a BCBSIL Customer Advocate for more information about your coverage.

You can find more information about this program under the Doctors and Hospitals section of your Blue Access for MembersSM account or use our Provider Finder® to search for a Blue Distinction Center near you.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call the customer service phone number on the back of your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois member ID card.