Blue Distinction® Centers

Blue Distinction® Center (BDC) designation is awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) to hospitals that meet quality-focused criteria that emphasize patient safety and outcomes.

Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) designation is awarded to hospitals that meet the same quality-focused criteria, as well as cost-of-care measures.

The following New Jersey hospitals are recognized by the BCBSA as Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) or Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) in the specialty area(s) indicated.

Bariatric Surgery

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center

BDC+ for Gastric Banding
BDC+ for Gastric Stapling

January 2015

Cooper University Hospital

BDC for Gastric Banding
BDC for Gastric Stapling

January 2015

Hackensack University Medical Center

BDC+ for Gastric Banding
BDC+ for Gastric Stapling

January 2015

JFK Medical Center

BDC for Gastric Banding
BDC for Gastric Stapling

January 2015

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

BDC for Gastric Banding
BDC for Gastric Stapling

January 2015

Virtua-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County

BDC for Gastric Banding
BDC+ for Gastric Stapling

January 2015

Cardiac Care

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Hackensack University Medical Center

BDC+

January 2015

Complex and Rare Cancers

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Hackensack University Medical Center

BDC

January 2010

JFK Medical Center

BDC

January 2010

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

BDC

January 2010

Knee and Hip Replacement

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center

BDC

June 2017

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

BDC+

June 2017

Virtua-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County

BDC

June 2017

Virtua-West Jersey Health System Voorhees

BDC+

June 2017

Spine Surgery

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Virtua-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County

BDC+

June 2017

Transplants

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Hackensack University Medical Center

BDC for Adult Bone Marrow/Stem Cell
BDC+ for Pediatric Bone Marrow/Stem Cell
(Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital)

November 2014

Learn more about the Blue Distinction program.