Overlake Medical Center & Clinics Earns Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Cardiac Care

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Overlake Medical Center & Clinics has received a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care designation by Premera Blue Cross, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that have proven to deliver quality care with safe practices that lead to better health outcomes for patients.

“This designation is testament to the remarkable care our skilled care teams provide our patients,” says J. Michael Marsh, Overlake president and CEO. “I congratulate and thank everyone on the cardiac and vascular care teams for their diligent work and dedication, signified by this prestigious recognition.”

Nationally, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care are providing quality care for patients and have lower in-hospital mortality rates and lower bleeding complication rates for angioplasty than non-Blue Distinction Centers. Designated facilities also meet additional national standards, with patients facing fewer readmissions and mortality rates for coronary artery bypass graft procedures and heart attacks, compared to facilities that do not meet the criteria. In addition to meeting the quality criteria, on average, Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care are 21% more cost-efficient than their non-Blue Distinction Centers+ peers.

For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated providers, visit bcbs.com.