EL PASO, Texas—Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center were each recently honored with a “Dark Blue” BlueQ Ribbon for the 2016 BlueQ Hospital Scorecard from BlueCross BlueShield of Texas’ BlueCompare℠ for Hospitals. The designation notes that each hospital exceeds expected performance compared to other hospitals.

To receive the BlueQ Ribbon, hospitals must meet or exceed patient safety performance measures and process-of-care indicators from a number of organizations, including The Joint Commission©, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality, DNV Healthcare Inc.®, Leapfrog, and the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS). A hospital’s participation in voluntary initiatives for American Nurses Credentialing Centers’ (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® or Pathway to Excellence™ designation are also recognized.

“We are dedicated to raising the standard of care in El Paso and appreciate BlueCompare for Hospitals for this recognition,” Don Karl, chief executive officer of Las Palmas Medical Center, said.

Bonus point consideration is given to Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC and BDC+) that are recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, maternity care, spine surgery and transplants, and to any additional disease certifications achieved through The Joint Commission.

“We commend our caregivers for the exceptional care they provide, and we thank BlueCross BlueShield of Texas for recognizing these efforts,” Gary Purushotham, interim chief executive officer of Del Sol Medical Center, said.

The BlueQ Ribbon designations will appear in Provider Finder® in January 2017. Additional information about BlueCompare for Hospitals can be found on the BCBSTX Provider website.

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare is the leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region, with physicians, nurses and staff who are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care. The system’s full-service hospitals offer comprehensive medical services in nearly every specialty and include certified Chest Pain Emergency Centers and award-winning maternity services. Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare is the only hospital system in El Paso to be included in The Joint Commission listing for Top Performing Hospitals in the United States. As part of HCA, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare brings unsurpassed healthcare resources to El Paso residents through a network of Centers of Excellence in fields such as gynecological surgery, cardiology, neuroscience, bariatric surgery and breast imaging. Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare has received the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission for joint replacement and stroke and is a Commission on Cancer-accredited program.