- Ranked Number One in Washington State by Healthgrades™ in 2013 for Cardiac Surgery
- Five-Star Rated for Valve Surgery for Two Years in a Row (2012-2013)
- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack for Two Years in a Row (2012-2013)
- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure for Three Years in a Row (2011-2013)
Premera Blue Cross
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cardiovascular Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® by Premera Blue Cross. Designation is based on objective, evidence-based criteria.*
*Blue Distinction® Centers meet overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also meet cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on bcbs.com. A local Blue plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital-based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about local Blue plan criteria, contact your local Blue plan. Contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s cost index is calculated separately, based on data from its local Blue plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two local Blue plans, resulting in two cost index figures. Their own local Blue plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both cost index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your local Blue plan.