Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has been named a 2014 Healthstrong Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics®, a leading healthcare advisory and business analytic services company that provides comparative healthcare analysis of market, clinical, operational and financial data to help hospitals make better strategic decisions and improve performance.
“It is gratifying to see how our efforts to improve care, maintain safety and contain costs are recognized by professionals in the healthcare industry,” said Kevin Pitzer, President and CEO of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. “This award reinforces our organization-wide focus on providing top-quality healthcare to every resident and visitor to the Gallatin Valley who need hospital services, for whatever reason.”
Based on measurements of ten equally rated “pillars of performance” at 4,299 acute care hospitals, BDH received a Hospital Strength Index™ rank of 99.8. That score placed BDH into iVantage’s top tier of 547 Healthstrong hospitals.
iVantage calls its Hospital Strength Index™ the industry’s most comprehensive ratings system based on publically available data. The ten pillars are grouped into three categories: Risk (Competitive Strength, Competitive Intensity, Market Size and Growth, Population Risk), Value (Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives), and Performance (Financial Stability).
This year’s large number of Healthstrong hospitals in the U.S. “is evidence that hospital performance is improving nationally and more benchmarks are being achieved,” said John Morrow, iVantage executive vice president. “The broad geographic distribution of these hospitals also indicates that more Americans have access to top performing institutions.”