Published on May 10, 2018

Altru Health System Awarded Blue Distinction Centers+ For Maternity Care

Grand Forks, N.D. - Altru Health System was recently designated as a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Maternity Care by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This signifies that Altru met nationally established criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care—safely, effectively and cost efficiently. The goal of the Blue Cross Blue Shield-run program is to inform consumers to allow them to find both quality and value for their specialty care needs. This distinction reflects Altru’s commitment to provide world-class care to the residents of the region. 

About Blue Distinction Centers

Blue Cross Blue Shield developed the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Recognition Program to identify facilities with proven expertise in delivering specialty care. Blue Distinction Centers evaluation criteria are based on what impacts the patient and patients’ care most, including: the expertise of the medical team, the number of times the facility has performed the procedure, and the facility’s track-record for procedure results.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a regional-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $549 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.