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Kearney Regional Medical Center Earns Preferred Center Designation for Excellence in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has designated Kearney Regional Medical Center as a Preferred Center for having demonstrated expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions.  

Preferred Centers are surgical facilities recognized for high-quality care, including high patient satisfaction, low readmission rates, low infection rates and lower costs. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska will waive deductible and coinsurance amounts for the inpatient facility fees for members of participating plans who have total knee or hip replacement done at one of these hospitals.

“Kearney Regional Medical Center is proud of our orthopedic physicians and the entire team of caregivers who helped us achieve this designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska,” said Bill Calhoun, CEO of Kearney Regional Medical Center. “Not only do we provide high-quality care that ensures a great experience and positive health outcomes, our patients benefit from less out of pocket expense at Kearney Regional. In today’s complex healthcare landscape, the affordability of services is a real consideration for patients.”

“We congratulate Kearney Regional Medical Center for being designated as a Preferred Center for Total Knee and Hip Replacement,” Deb Esser, MD, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Quality Medical Director said. “This designation means our members can select this facility for these orthopedic procedures, confident that it provides the best outcomes at the lowest cost.”

Click to learn more about Preferred Centers and total hip/knee replacement surgery at Kearney Regional Medical Center.