Twin Cities and Sierra Vista Receive Cigna Center of Excellence Designations 

San Luis Obispo (January 14, 2013) – CIGNA has awarded Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital each with Center of Excellence designations for 2012. Both Central Coast hospitals earned the designations based on their strong commitment to high quality patient care and efficiency measures that exceed nationally recognized standards. 

In addition to the COE program, CIGNA grants enhanced quality designations to indicate superior patient outcomes based on treatment effectiveness for various surgical procedures and medical conditions.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center received recognition for: angioplasty, cesarean section, disc surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, orthopedic back surgery and spinal fusion.

Twin Cities Community Hospital was recognized for: cesarean section, knee replacement and vaginal delivery.

These quality designations are based in part off a hospital’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare measures, Leapfrog Patient Safety Measures, and mortality and complication rates, and enable patients to identify hospitals that provide an outstanding patient experience.