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+

January 2018

Cooper University Hospital

BDC+

January 2018

Hackensack University Medical Center

BDC+

January 2018

Inspira Medical Center Vineland

BDC+

January 2018

JFK Medical Center

BDC+

January 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

BDC

January 2018

Overlook Medical Center

BDC+

January 2018

The Valley Hospital

BDC+

January 2018

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

BDC+

January 2018

Cardiac Care

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Hackensack University Medical Center

BDC+

January 2015

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

Maternity Care

Hospital

Designation

Designation Date

Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell

BDC+

January 2018

Cooper University Hospital

BDC+

January 2018

HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley

BDC

January 2018

Hunterdon Medical Center

BDC

January 2018

Inspira Medical Center Elmer

BDC

January 2018

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury

BDC

January 2018

Kennedy Memorial Hospital

BDC

January 2018

Monmouth Medical Center

BDC+

January 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

BDC+

January 2018

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

BDC+

January 2018

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

BDC+

January 2018

Saint Peters University Hospital

BDC+

January 2018

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

BDC+

January 2018

Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County

BDC

January 2018

Virtua - West Jersey Health System

BDC

January 2018

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.