Three Clarian Health Facilities Earn Prestigious Blue Distinction Center Designation from Anthem Blu

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has designated three Clarian Health facilities as Blue Distinction Centers. Methodist Hospital and Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel received the designation for their spine surgery and knee and hip replacement programs, and Clarian West Medical Center in Avon received the designation for its knee and hip replacement program.

Three Clarian Health Facilities Earn Prestigious Blue Distinction Center Designation from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has designated three Clarian Health facilities as Blue Distinction Centers. Methodist Hospital and Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel received the designation for their spine surgery and knee and hip replacement programs, and Clarian West Medical Center in Avon received the designation for its knee and hip replacement program.

"We are extremely honored to receive this esteemed designation from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield," says Sheila Ogden, RN, administrative director for Clarian Human Motion and Clarian Neuroscience. "We hope this designation helps assure our patients, their families, referring physicians and our community that our surgical programs are of the highest caliber and worthy of their consideration."

Methodist Hospital, Clarian North Medical Center and Clarian West Medical Center provide comprehensive knee and hip replacement services as part of the Clarian Human Motion program – Indiana's only orthopedics program to be ranked among U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals.

In addition, Methodist Hospital and Clarian North Medical Center provide comprehensive spine services as part of a collaborative effort between the Clarian Human Motion and Clarian Neuroscience programs. Clarian Neuroscience – which is ranked 26th in U.S.News & World Report’s America's Best Hospitals – is one of the largest and most experienced neuroscience programs in the country.

"Blue Distinction puts a high value on research and evidenced-based health and medical information," says David Lee, MD, vice president of health care management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana. "We are committed to working with doctors and hospitals across the state who demonstrate quality, cost-effective care and better overall outcomes for patients."

About Clarian Health – As a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service, Clarian Health is Indiana's most comprehensive academic medical center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the United States. Based in Indianapolis, Clarian owns or is affiliated with multiple hospitals and health centers throughout the state and maintains a strong partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine – the nation's second largest medical school and a global leader in medical education and research.

About Clarian Human Motion – Clarian Human Motion – Indiana's only orthopedics program to be ranked among U.S.News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" – specializes in treating and training injured joints, bones, backs and muscles. Clarian Human Motion offers a variety of services ranging from joint replacement and reconstruction, spine and sports medicine to pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation services. Our ultimate goal is to return patients to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Clarian Human Motion physicians are located in downtown Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, as well as Clarian West Medical Center in Avon and Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel. They are also at other suburban locations throughout Indianapolis for convenient access to specialized care in bones, joints, spine and muscles.

About Clarian Neuroscience – Clarian Neuroscience is a preeminent, full-service neuroscience provider and one of the largest and most experienced neuroscience programs in the United States. Clarian Neuroscience links knowledge, compassion and the latest technologies to provide a comprehensive scope of neurological services treating the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Recognized nationally for its clinical excellence, its strong emphasis on research and its long-standing partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine—the second largest medical school in the country—Clarian Neuroscience trains world-class clinicians and develops nationally recognized treatment models. For more information, visit www.clarian.org/neuro .

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is available at www.anthem.com