Iowa's Only Blue Distinction Center® for Transplant

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has recognized the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as a Blue Distinction Center® for delivering quality transplant care.

Blue Distinction Centers® have demonstrated the delivery of quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community. UI Hospitals & Clinics is the only Iowa health system to receive this designation.

UI Hospitals & Clinics adult transplants recognized under this designation include: bone marrow and stem cell, liver and kidney in combination, heart, liver, lung (both single and bilateral), pancreas, and pancreas and kidney in combination.

The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program also identifies hospitals delivering quality care in bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacements, and spine surgery. For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated facilities, please visit the Blue Distinction Centers® website.