Hips, knees and spines

Enloe gets nod from Anthem Blue Cross for quality programs

Enloe Medical Center was recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California for its quality of spine surgery, and knee and hip replacement.

Enloe earned a Blue Distinction Center+ award in both categories, an award based on general quality and safety metrics as well as program-specific criteria, according to an Enloe Medical Center press release. The hospital is one of 31 in California to receive a Blue Distinction Center+ designation for knee and hip replacement since 2006, and one of 21 to receive it for spine surgery.

“We will only be more cohesive and collaborative as we continue to develop and fine-tune this program,” said orthopedic surgeon Brock Cummings, medical director of Enloe’s Total Joint Replacement Program.