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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+.