Blue Distinction Center +
Blue Distinction Center+ For Cardiac Care and Bariatric Surgery
When it comes to your health, at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas we do everything we can to help you live well. As a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care and Bariatric Surgery, Blue Cross Blue Shield has nationally recognized CHRISTUS Southeast Texas for providing high quality care at a more affordable price.
As part of their Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence program for Cardiac Care, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas:
- Ranks in the top 5% nationally for Cardiac Care. We have also been selected as 1 out of 10 Blue Distinction Center+ in Texas for Cardiac Care.
- Is 20% more cost-efficient than non-designated hospitals for the same cardiac procedures; providing you with more savings
- Provides a full range of cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery (including coronary artery bypass graft surgery)
- Provides emergency cardiac treatment in an average of 56 minutes, well below the American Heart Association’s national standard of 90 minutes (door-to-balloon time)
- Cardiac patients had fewer bleeding complications from procedures
- Follows an established, physician-based streamlined process to treat its cardiac patients
- Performs more than 400 Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) annually exceeding the Blue Cross Blue Shield baseline of 100 PCIs annually
Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence program for Bariatric Surgery:
- Ranks in the top 10% nationally for Bariatric Surgery. We have also been selected as 1 out of 31 Blue Distinction Center+ in Texas for Bariatric Surgery.
- Provides a full range of bariatric surgery care, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education
- Accredited Center in Bariatric Surgery by the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement
- CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center is recognized as 1 of 5 Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence in Texas
- Re-accredited in December 2015 as a Bariatric Program. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center is the only accredited bariatric center between Baton Rouge, LA and Houston, TX
- Quality is key: only facilities that meet and exceed Blue Distinction’s nationally established, objective quality measures were considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center+.