Resurrection Medical Center Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care®

Jun 24, 2010, 14:00 ET from Resurrection Health Care

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has designated Resurrection Medical Center, 7435 West Talcott Ave., Chicago, as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. This accolade is based on Resurrection Medical Center's achievement of meeting evidence-based clinical criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and is subject to periodic re-evaluation as criteria continue to evolve. Resurrection Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients.

"This distinction, coupled with our Chest Pain Center accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, is a direct result of our efforts to continually strive to enhance our cardiac treatment protocols and best practices," says Victor Mokarry, M.D., Medical Staff President. "Our goal is to implement initiatives and processes that will not only improve patients' outcomes but also their quality of life."

Resurrection Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery (including coronary artery bypass graft surgery).

Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare. To date, more than 400 facilities nationwide have received a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care designation. The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations.

To be designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, Resurrection Medical Center met the selection criteria posted at

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Resurrection Medical Center is part of Resurrection Health Care, a family of health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope. Our hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, home health services, behavioral health programs and other services are conveniently located in many Chicagoland neighborhoods.

Resurrection Health Care is a not-for-profit Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection.

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