Published on February 22, 2016

Reading Hospital Receives Recognition for Maternity Care Excellence

Reading Hospital has received a BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center+ designation for its expertise and cost efficiency in delivering Maternity Care.

Blue Distinction Specialty Care is a national designation program recognizing healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care - safely, effectively, and cost efficiently. The program consists of two levels, with Blue Distinction Centers+ being the higher of the two levels.

BlueCross BlueShield recently expanded its Blue Distinction Specialty Care program to include Maternity Care, with a focus on vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery. Reading Health System's maternity-care designation took effect on January 1, 2016.

The program is designed to help consumers find quality and value for their specialty care needs while encouraging healthcare professionals to offer consistent high-quality, cost-effective specialty care nationwide.

As a Blue Distinction Center+, Reading Hospital meets the stringent Maternity Care measures set forth by the program for quality and cost efficiency.