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Sanford Bemidji Medical Center recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for maternity care by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

According to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) and Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) for maternity care demonstrate expertise and a commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries. These centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.

“Being recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for maternity care is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care to mothers and their newborns,” said Lisa Johnson, Sanford Bemidji Vice President of Operations. “Providing the highest standards of safety, comfort, and support for growing families in northern Minnesota is a priority for our entire care team.”

The BDC for maternity care program evaluates healthcare facilities that offer maternity services for adult patients 18-years or older and are recognized for their expertise in delivery specialty care.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for maternity care. This national designation speaks to our dedication of supporting our patients through every stage of their pregnancy, from planning to postpartum,” said Jessica Aguilar, Sanford Health System Vice President of Operations, Health Services Division. “Patients can trust that the maternity care they receive at Sanford Health will be of the utmost quality.”

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About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves 1.4 million patients and nearly 200,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 45 hospitals, 211 clinic locations, more than 160 Good Samaritan Society senior living centers, 2,900 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 540 active clinical trials, and nine world clinic locations around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at [] or Sanford Health News.


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