Blue Distinction® Centers and Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Cardiac Care provide a full range of inpatient cardiac care services, including:
- coronary artery bypass graft surgery
- heart valve surgery
- angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention)
These centers demonstrate better quality care and improved patient outcomes, including lower complication rates following certain cardiac procedures.
Directory of Blue Distinction® Centers/Centers+ For Cardiac Care
Program Selection Criteria For Cardiac Care
Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, along with Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery, Blue Distinction® Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement, Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care, Blue Distinction® Centers for Spine Surgery, Blue Distinction® Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery and Blue Distinction® Centers for Transplants are a key part of our efforts to collaborate with doctors and facilities to improve the overall quality and resulting affordability of specialty care.
Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established with input from 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 number listed on your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois member ID card.