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A number of Indiana University Health hospitals are recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as Blue Distinction® for providing our patients with safe, effective specialty care. In order to achieve Blue Distinction status, hospitals must meet a precise set of meticulous standards for high-quality specialty care.

This includes meeting nationally established quality care and outcomes criteria developed by the medical community. Hospitals are evaluated on the care team’s expertise and the number of procedures performed at the location. Blue Distinction Centers have a history of delivering better results – including fewer complications and readmissions – than hospitals without these recognitions. 

IU Health is home to the largest network of specialty care physicians and we are committed to providing leading treatment options. IU Health hospitals have achieved Blue Distinction for specialty care in the following areas:

Bariatric Surgery

IU Health North Hospital (Comprehensive Center)

Cardiac Care

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital

Maternity Care

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital 
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital 
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital 
  • IU Health North Hospital
  • IU Health Paoli Hospital
  • IU Health West Hospital

Orthopedic Care

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement & Spine Surgery)
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement & Spine Surgery)
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement & Spine Surgery)
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement & Spine Surgery)
  • IU Health North Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement & Spine Surgery)
  • IU Health Saxony Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement)
  • IU Health Tipton Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement)
  • IU Health West Hospital (Knee and Hip Replacement)

Transplants

  • IU Health Methodist Hospital (adult solid organ programs)
  • IU Health University Hospital (adult solid organ and bone marrow/stem cell transplant programs)
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (pediatric solid organ and bone marrow/stem cell transplant programs)