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Houston Northwest Medical Center Has Been Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
Date:2/22/2010

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has designated Houston Northwest Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery.

Houston, TX (Vocus) February 22, 2010 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has designated Houston Northwest Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s expansion of its Blue Distinction® designation.

“This designation reflects the hospital’s commitment to providing quality surgical treatment and innovative technology that is necessary to stay at the forefront of spine treatment,” says Kevin Moran, M.D., orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Houston Northwest Medical Center. “It is an honor to be recognized for providing quality health care that has made Houston Northwest Medical Center the hospital of choice for our community.”

Houston Northwest Medical Center offers comprehensive spine surgery, including kyphoplasty, laminectomy/discectomy, microdiscectomy, spinal fusion, percutaneous surgical techniques, scoliosis deformity correction, spinal cord stimulator, treatment of spine trauma and spinal cord injury, radiofrequency lesioning and vertebroplasty.

“Blue Distinction Centers show our commitment to working with doctors and hospitals in communities across the state to identify leading institutions that deliver better overall outcomes in patient care,” says Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, vice president and chief medical officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. “With the number of patients undergoing surgeries and hospitalizations for spine, knee and hip conditions growing dramatically, it becomes increasingly important to help these patients and their physicians identify facilities that have experience in comprehensive care with the best outcomes in these areas, inclu
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