Published on February 15, 2010

Baptist Collierville Earns Blue Cross Distinction

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee recently named Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Blue Distinction is awarded to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery and transplants.

Baptist Collierville offers comprehensive knee and hip replacement services, including pre-op education classes, post-op inpatient care and rehabilitation therapies.

"Baptist Collierville is proud to receive this recognition for the quality care we provide to our patients," said Glenn Baker, administrator and CEO of Baptist Collierville.  "Patient safety and compassionate care are our top priorities, and our Blue Distinction designation showcases that our standards coincide with those set by BlueCross BlueShield."

"We are constantly working on many fronts to improve the quality of health care delivery in our state, and the Blue Distinction Centers program is one way to support this effort," said Robert Mandel, M.D., senior vice president of health care services for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.  "We are pleased to award this designation and to provide the peace of mind to our members that comes from knowing their health care facility has met the program's rigorous standards of care."

Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is focused on reinventing the health plan for both its three million Tennessee-based members as well as consumers across the country. For more information, visit

Baptist Collierville opened its doors in May 1999. With all the amenities of home, the hospital sits on a 75-acre, park-like campus and features extra-large patient rooms and a walking trail. Medical services include a full-service emergency room, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient surgery, ICU, a six-bed step-down unit, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, the Baptist Sleep Disorders Center and 58 acute care beds. For more information, please call 901-861-9000 or visit

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