Recognition & Awards

Blue Distinction® is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacment, spine surgery or transplants.

The goal of Blue Distinction is to identify medical facilities that deliver better overall quality and patient outcomes for a specific area of specialty care. Capital Blue Cross has named Hanover Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency measures (+).

If a painful knee is slowing you down, contact Hanover Orthopaedics – Wellspan at (717) 632-5259 or 1-800-451-9383, or visit