St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center receives two Cigna Center of Excellence designations

(Pueblo, CO) - St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center has received Center of Excellence designations for obstetrics and cardiac care from Cigna. Cignas program evaluates and recognizes hospitals with positive patient outcomes and high cost-efficiency measures. Participating hospitals meeting specific quality and cost-efficiency criteria are designated as a COE by procedure and condition.

"St. Mary-Corwin has the highest commitment to quality, and we are pleased that Cigna has recognized this as evidenced by these two Center of Excellence designations," said Brian Moore, President and CEO at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Our patients have a choice when it comes to their healthcare. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional care experience to every patient we serve, and I am extremely proud of our staff and physicians for making quality a top priority.

The Cigna Centers of Excellence program is designed to meet the ever-growing consumer demand for tools and information on patient outcomes and cost efficiency. Cigna has quality designations to indicate superior patient outcomes based on treatment effectiveness for 31 different inpatient surgical procedures and medical conditions. The patient outcomes data use hospitals Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare measures, Leapfrog Patient Safety Measures, and mortality and complication rates, in addition to other evidence-based protocol metrics.

As a Cigna Center of Excellence in obstetrics, The Birth Place at St. Mary-Corwin establishes a strong partnership between the expectant mother and her family, the mothers obstetric and pediatric providers, and an experienced nursing staff. Expectant mothers enjoy wireless fetal monitors, a spa-like environment with private rooms, and birthing suites outfitted with Jacuzzi tubs. The Birth Place is equipped to handle Cesarean births, and the certified Level IIb nursery cares for infants requiring a higher level of care and is supported by neonatal nurse practitioners who insure expert care around the clock.

St. Mary-Corwin features highly skilled cardiologists and specialists, high-tech cardiac diagnostic and cardiac intervention equipment, innovative heart care programs and dedicated cardiology staff to achieve optimal outcomes for patients suffering from heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. In addition to receiving the Cigna Center of Excellence for cardiac care, the hospitals cardiovascular services are recognized by the American Heart Association for diagnostic testing, new state-of-the-art interventional catheterization labs, Cardiology Innovations non-invasive diagnostic lab, electrophysiology, and cardiac rehabilitation program.

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About St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning programs in womens services, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, stroke, trauma and emergency services. St. Mary-Corwins expert team of physicians, nurses and caregivers provide compassionate, quality patient care, with access to the latest in medical technology. St. Mary-Corwin is part of Centura Health, connecting individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. For more information on St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, please visit www.stmarycorwin.org or follow on Twitter @StMaryCorwin and facebook.com/StMaryCorwin.