Dedicated to being the leading institute for the education and comprehensive treatment of patients with complex spinal disorders.
In addition to our comprehensive clinical treatment of patients with all spinal disorders, we are dedicated to advancement in the research arena and strive to be on the cutting edge in all areas of research studying spinal disorders. The physicians, surgeons, and non-operative care personnel work closely with dedicated scientists in many areas of clinical and basic science research.
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UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Spine Surgery
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has selected UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. In addition, Anthem Blue Cross has selected SMUCLA as a Blue Distinction Center+ for cost-efficiency in delivering specialty care.
Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community. Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery demonstrate expertise in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions compared to other hospitals.
For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated facilities, please visit bcbs.com/bluedistinction.