Rome Memorial recognized for spine surgery procedures

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has selected Rome Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

Facilities 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 readmissions compared to other hospitals. All designated facilities must maintain national accreditation.

Anne Marie Czyz

“Rome Memorial Hospital is proud to be recognized by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for meeting the robust selection criteria for spine surgery set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Dr Nicholas Qandah, Medical Director of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Neurospine program, along with the neurospine team continue to provide our community with high quality care and excellent patient outcomes,” said President and Chief Executive Officer AnneMarie W. Czyz.

“Rome Memorial Hospital strives to deliver the highest level of excellence in neurospine care in this region,” said Qandah, “Our commitment to quality and state-of-the-art technology provides patients with incredible outcomes so they can get back to the things that they enjoy.”

“Congratulations to Rome Memorial Hospital on achieving this important quality recognition,” said Eve Van de Wal, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Utica regional president. “The Blue Distinction designation is an important quality and transparency tool to help members make informed decisions about their health care.”