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WakeMed Raleigh has earned the Blue Distinction Center designation for Total Joint Replacements. Under Wake Ortho’s physician leadership, WakeMed has focused on improving care for total joint replacement patients. Dr. Mark Wood, Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Service Line states, "it is an honor for our team to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center. We have worked to understand and fix the barriers to efficiency and success at every level of the patient experience. WakeMed's compassionate and caring staff and talented surgeons have aligned efforts to focus on a patient-and family-centered approach and we are proud to be recognized for these efforts."

The Blue Distinction Center program helps patients find the right hospital for the specific procedure they need. Using objective data and input from the medical community, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have designated hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers that are proven to outperform their peers in the areas that matter – quality, safety, and cost efficiency.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement provide comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries. 

For more information about Blue Distinction Centers, click here.