OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa was recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care designation. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes. In 2018, facilities that received designations under the Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program cared for more than 40% of Blue Cross and Blue Shield commercially insured women giving birth across the country.
“OSF Saint Elizabeth is proud and humbled to be recognized by BCBSIL for meeting the new and more rigorous quality criteria,” said Dawn Trompeter, President, OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. “This distinction is a testament to the dedication of the physicians, nurses and advanced practice providers in delivering equitable, high-quality health care to all of the women in our community who come to us for care.”