Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Centers Designation for Cardiac Care

Feb 13, 2023

Fountain Valley, CA – Blue Shield of California has recognized Fountain Valley Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA),1 cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally and is expected to claim more than 23.6 million lives annually by 2030. Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care seek to empower patients with the knowledge and tools to find quality cardiac care. To receive a Blue Distinction Centers designation, hospitals must demonstrate expertise in delivering safe and effective cardiac care, focusing on cardiac valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) episodes of care.

“This designation represents a long-standing dedication to excellence by our entire team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and quality improvement staff throughout this hospital,” said Randy Rogers, Chief Executive Officer at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. “We are honored to provide comprehensive cardiac care to the Fountain Valley community and remain steadfast in our unwavering commitment to improve the lives of our patients.”

“We are thrilled to recognize Fountain Valley Regional Hospital with the Blue Distinction Centers recognition for Cardiac Care,” said Dr. Susan Fleischman, chief medical officer at Blue Shield of California. “By meeting our highest standards for healthcare quality, service, and patient safety, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is in an elite group of providers, hospitals and health systems who consistently ensure the best clinical quality outcomes for our members.”

Hospitals recognized with this designation are assessed using a combination of quality information supplied by hospitals and third-party data registries, and cost measures derived from Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies’ medical claims.

Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality specialty care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac care, cellular immunotherapy, fertility care, gene therapy, knee and hip replacements, maternity care, spine surgery, and transplants, while encouraging health care professionals to improve the care they deliver. Research shows that compared to other providers, those designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients.

For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated providers, visit

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