East Jefferson General Hospital's (EJGH) joint replacement program has been named a "Blue Distinction Center" for knee and hip replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. The designation was based on EJGH's high standards and the expertise of its orthopedic surgeons, and its medical and professional staffs. Blue Cross Blue Shield also considered the hospital's acute-care inpatient facilities, emergency care, patient-support services, patient education and patient outcome. — Kandace Power Graves