RAPID CITY, S.D. – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named Regional Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. Regional Health is one of just two South Dakota health care providers to receive this designation.
Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers who show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
“Our team works hard every day to provide our heart and vascular patients with the best care and the best possible outcomes. It’s very gratifying to receive this recognition from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield,” said Douglas Koch, Regional Health Vice President Operations in Rapid City.