Singing River Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Maternity Care – 2 Years Running!

GULF COAST, MISSISSIPPI – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi announced once again the designation of Singing River Health System as a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Maternity Care.

Singing River Ocean Springs Hospital is recognized by the state’s leading health and wellness company for its work in meeting stringent criteria focused on patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Research confirms that Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers.

“The Blue Distinction for Maternity Care designation recognizes healthcare providers that demonstrate a commitment to delivering high-quality care to their patients safely, efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner,” said Dr. Thomas Fenter, Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “We will continue to highlight and support the efforts of our Network Hospitals that are focused on improving maternity care.”

Dr. Thomas Fenter, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi

Quality healthcare with healthier outcomes for moms and babies is the goal of the Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Maternity Care Designation. Blue Distinction Maternity Care Network Hospitals must first be designated by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, based on national criteria around quality, cost, and total value, and then meet additional criteria as defined in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Maternity Quality Model.

The Maternity Quality Model is a statewide initiative that includes maternity best practices focused on improving maternal and infant health outcomes and making childbirth safer. Network Hospitals that achieve Blue Distinction have met specific quality goals of the Maternity Quality Model, demonstrating a commitment to practicing evidence-based care for moms and babies.

“Singing River is honored to receive the Blue Distinction Maternity Care Designation by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi once again,” said Lee Bond, CEO of Singing River Health System. “This designation is a testament to the high quality, evidence-based care provided by our team of compassionate souls who are committed to enhancing how women and their newborns receive care in Mississippi. We want every mom and baby to have a positive experience during this special time, with peace of mind knowing they are choosing a healthcare provider with a proven track record of safe and successful deliveries.”

Lee Bond, Chief Executive Officer, Singing River Health System

By implementing programs that progressively raise the bar on provider quality, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is providing Mississippians access to quality Network Providers who practice evidence-based medicine, with the overall goal of healthier Mississippians.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has also provided this designation to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Oxford, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, and Merit Health Wesley.