Definitions for "Centers of Excellence"
Hospitals that specialize in treating particular illnesses, or performing particular treatments, such as cancer or organ transplants.
Health care facilities specially equipped for and specializing in difficult, complex, and expensive tertiary care procedures such as kidney or other organ transplants, cataract surgery, or coronary artery by-pass surgery.
A network of health care facilities selected for specific services based on criteria such as experience, outcomes, efficiency, and effectiveness.  For example, an organ transplant managed care program wherein members access selected types of benefits through a specific network of medical centers.