Quality of Orthopedic Care
Since June of 2013, there have been zero joint space infections in orthopedic operations conducted at UP Health System - Marquette for patients who attended the Total Joint Replacement Class.
The Total Joint Replacement Class is available to all patients at the UP Health System - Marquette campus, and features education from professionals in physical and occupational therapy, the operating room, care management and discharge planning, quality, and diet and nutrition.
We actively participate in many quality improvement initatives including the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI) and The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR).
UP Health System - Marquette received Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries.
* Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.