Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware recognized Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus with a Blue Distinction Center+ and Bayhealth Milford Memorial with a Blue Distinction Center designation for Maternity Care 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 Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on quality measures for vaginal and cesarean delivery. Hospitals that first meet Blue Distinction’s nationally-established, objective quality measures will be considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center+, which Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus received.

Bayhealth was recognized by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware for meeting the Blue Distinction Center quality selection criteria for maternity care set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Hospitals recognized with this designation are assessed using a combination of quality information and cost measures derived from Blue Cross Blue Shield companies’ medical claims.

To date, Bayhealth has received Blue Distinction designations for cardiac care, bariatric surgery and maternity care.

For more, visit bcbs.com/bluedistinction and bayhealth.org/maternity-obstetrics.