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Date: 10/20/2006

Community Hospital named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac CareSM by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana

MUNSTER - Community Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac CareSM by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana based on the hospital’s quality cardiac healthcare. There are 12 Blue Distinction CentersSM in Indiana and almost 100 throughout the country.

Community Hospital was selected to Blue DistinctionSM, a nationwide program, after a rigorous evaluation of clinical data that offered insight into how the hospital is structured, the processes it uses and overall outcome of patient care. The hospital met stringent quality criteria established by expert physician panels and national organizations.

The Blue DistinctionSM Program’s goals are to help individuals make more informed healthcare decisions and to collaborate with healthcare providers to improve patients’ outcomes and offer affordable treatment.

Blue Distinction CentersSM for cardiac care provide a full range of cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization (including percutaneous coronary interventions) and cardiac surgery (including coronary artery bypass graft surgery).

Available to Blue Cross Blue Shield members, Blue DistinctionSM provides comprehensive healthcare quality and affordability information that is based on objective, consistent and common standards.