Our Orthopaedic Centers
Our Orthopaedic Centers at Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West are designed as a healing environment to meet the specific needs of our orthopaedic patients. This includes a physical therapy area, stairs and other design elements to enable our healthcare providers to communicate more efficiently and care for you better.
Each patient room provides a comfortable atmosphere for our patients and families. There are family space and accommodations for a loved one to stay overnight. Our newly designed private patient rooms include a patient lounge chair specifically designed for us to accommodate patients' bending restrictions following hip surgery.
Blue Distinction Centers for Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery®
Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has named Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West as a Blue Distinction Centers Plus (+). The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care - and has recently expanded to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety as well as new cost-efficiency measures.
- Iowa Methodist was recognized Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) for Spine Surgery.
- Iowa Lutheran was recognized as Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) for Knee and Hip Replacement.
- Methodist West was recognized as Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) for Spine Surgery along with Knee and Hip Replacement.
Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers' need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital's Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.