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1/22/2018 Press Release
Baptist Easley Hospital Among Those Honored by SC BlueCross for Maternity Care in Hospitals with ‘Blue Distinction’ Designation

News Release
January 22, 2018
Media Contact: Shawn Skillman, 803-264-2211

SC BlueCross Honors Maternity Care in Hospitals with ‘Blue Distinction’ Designation

Columbia, SC – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has recognized several South Carolina hospitals with a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

The facilities being recognized as Blue Distinction Centers+ for quality and cost are:


  • Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken


  • AnMed Health Medical Center, Anderson
  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort
  • Bon Secours St Francis Xavier Hospital, Charleston
  • Carolinas Hospital System, Florence
  • Conway Hospital, Conway
  • East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant
  • GHS Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville
  • GHS Greer Memorial Hospital, Greer
  • Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach
  • Lexington Medical Center, Lexington
  • MUSC Medical Center, Charleston
  • Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill
  • Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital, Mount Pleasant
  • Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster
  • St. Francis Eastside, Greenville
  • The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties, Orangeburg
  • Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet

The facilities being recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for quality are:

  • Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley
  • Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hardeeville
  • Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro
  • GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital, Clinton
  • GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca
  • Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island
  • Kershaw Health, Camden
  • Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Newberry
  • Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Columbia
  • Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia
  • Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter
  • Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood
  • Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown
  • Trident Medical Center, North Charleston

Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality specialty care in several areas including cancer care, cardiac care, maternity care, knee and hip replacements, spine surgery and transplants, Research shows that, compared to other hospitals, those designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients.

About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for more than 70 years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.

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