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The Joint Commission Accreditation
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital was named one of the nations 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is one of only 20 hospitals to earn this award in the Small Community Hospital category out of 871 compared nationwide. This is the first time Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard that measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality, inpatient complications, patient safety, average patient length of stay, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia; cost efficiency and overall operating performance.

More information on the 100 Top Hospitals study is available at 100tophospitals.com.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has been named of the nation’s 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has been named of the nation’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a publication offering business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. The award was based on the hospital’s rankings and awards from influential healthcare analysis organizations, quality of care and services provided to patients.
100 Best for Pulmonary Care
One of America’s 100 Best for Pulmonary Care
Bozeman Deaconess has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care. In its study of patient outcomes, Healthgrades, a leading online resource helping consumers compare physicians, hospitals and care, found Bozeman Deaconess Health Services to be among the best performing hospitals nationally for pulmonary care.
Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2015
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has received the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2015, for the second year in a row (2014-2015), and ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services, also for the second year in a row (2014-2015).
5 Star Recipient by Healthgrades for Pulmonary Care, 2014, 2015
Bozeman Deaconess is a Five Star Recipient for treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for two years in a row (2014-2015) and treatment of Pneumonia, also for two years in a row (2014-2015)
5 Star Recipient by Healthgrades for Gastrointestinal Care, 2014, 2015
BDHS is named a Five Star Recipient for treatment of GI Bleed for two years in a row (2014-2015) and new this year for treatment of Bowel Obstruction.
Sepsis care
5 Star Recipient by Healthgrades for Critical Care, 2015
Ensuring safe care of patients has earned BDHS Five Stars for treatment of Sepsis, or disease-causing organisms in the blood or tissue.
5 Star Recipient by Healthgrades for Cardiac Care, 2015
Bozeman Deaconess is a Five Star recipient for treatment of Heart Attack and for treatment of Heart Failure.
Patient Centered Medical Home
Five Bozeman Deaconess Health Group Clinics Earn Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is pleased to announce that the National Committee for Quality Assurance has honored five Bozeman Deaconess Health Group (BDHG) clinics by recognizing them as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).

Bozeman Deaconess Belgrade Clinic was recognized as a Level 3 PCMH for the first time, while recognition was granted for the second time to Bozeman Deaconess Bridger Internal Medicine, Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics, Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates and Bozeman Deaconess Spinelli Internal Medicine. The four BDHG clinics recognized initially in 2011 were the first clinics in Montana to achieve this distinction.

To achieve PCMH Level 3, each of the clinics had to fulfill ten elements, including written standards for patient access and patient communication, active support of patient self-management and measurement of clinical and/or service performance.
5 Star Recipient by Healthgrades for Orthopedic Care, 2012-15
For the fourth year in a row, BDHS is named a Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2015) by Healthgrades.
2014 Healthstrong Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics
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.

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 iVantages 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).



The Leapfrog Group
Bozeman Deaconess Awarded an A for Patient Safety, Fall 2014, by The Leapfrog Group
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services was honored with an A grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The Score is designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrogs Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score representing a hospitals overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in fall 2014, with about 31% receiving an A grade.

To see Bozeman Deaconess scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
Level III Trauma Center
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital re-verified as Trauma Center by American College of Surgeons
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital (BDH) has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Achieving verification means BDH has voluntarily met criteria that improve the standard of care as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma’s current “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient” manual. Bozeman Deaconess Hospital first achieved verification in 1992, and has been continuously verified for the past six years.

BDH had an on-site review in June 2014, which resulted in the current re-verification. BDH has also been re-verified by the EMS and Trauma Systems division of the State of Montana as an Area Trauma Facility.
Five-Star Community Value Provider
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has been recognized for the sixth time as a Five-Star Community Value Provider, with a 2014 Community Value Leadership Award from Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm.

Bozeman Deaconess scored in the top 20% among more than 1400 similar hospitals
nationwide in Cleverley + Associates’ Community Value Index, which provides an assessment of a hospital’s performance in four areas: quality, overall cost of care, pricing, and financial strength and reinvestment. The CVI suggests that a hospital provides value to the community when it provides high quality care to patients, is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure and has reasonable charges.
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.
One of only 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction, BDHS was recognized for its achievements in heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care. Bozeman Deaconess achieved cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all accountability measures, which represent evidence-based practices such as giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center Earns National Recognition
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center has earned three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program recognizes clinicians who have met standards demonstrating delivery of high-quality care to patients with diabetes.

Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center providers Michael Vlases, MD, FACP; Sebastian White, NP; and Leslee Jones, PA-C, were linked specifically to this honor for doing their part to advance quality in health care. This is the second time the center has earned this recognition.
American College of Surgeons
Cancer Center is awarded a full three-year accreditation
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center was awarded a full three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer in December, with particular citation for compliance in outcomes analysis, prevention and early detection, staff education and quality improvements, among other areas.

By undertaking this voluntary evaluation, the Cancer Center demonstrated its commitment to quality care, ongoing improvement, and public accountability for the care and services provided.
2013 Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association
Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center has earned a 2013 Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. Bozeman Deaconess was recognized as a Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Silver Performance Achievement Award Hospital.
Bozeman Deaconess Awarded an A for Patient Safety, Fall 2013, by The Leapfrog Group
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services was honored for the second time in Fall 2013 with an A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Bozeman Deaconess Health Services was one of only three hospitals in Montana to earn this highest grade.

To see Bozeman Deaconess scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
2013 Vision Award from SightLife
The 2013 Vision Award from SightLife, a global health organization focused on eliminating corneal blindness worldwide, goes to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in recognition of BDHs efforts with 27 eye donors who provided 34 sight restoring transplants in 2013.
Community Value 5 Star
Five-Star Ranked Community Value Provider
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is recognized as a top-ranked Community
Value Provider by Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies.
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has earned the Quality Achievement Award
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has earned the Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for the sixth year in a row. BDHS was one of only three hospitals in the state to win Mountain-Pacific’s highest award this year, a reflection of Bozeman Deaconess’ results in improving quality performance, eliminating avoidable patient harm and delivering exceptional patient experiences. The Quality Achievement Award recognizes Montana hospitals for their dedication to preventing surgical infections and ensuring patients receive high-quality care for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia.
2010 Quality Award
Quality Achievement Award
For the fifth year in a row and the eighth time, Bozeman Deaconess received the 2012 Mountain-Pacific Quality Achievement Award, the highest award possible. Bozeman Deaconess was recognized for its commitment to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care in certain areas. Bozeman Deaconess has previously won the award in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
NCQA
First in Montana for NCQA Level III Medical Home Recognition
Four Bozeman Deaconess Health Group primary care practices have received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections—Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.

Notably, the Bozeman Deaconess Health Group clinics are the first in the State of Montana to earn Level III Medical Home Recognition. Practices receiving recognition are Bozeman Deaconess Bridger Internal Medicine, Bozeman Deaconess Hathaway Internal Medicine, Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates, and Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical Associates.
HealthGrades Logo
Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures
HealthGrades awarded Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center a five-star rating for three years in a row (2009-2011) for quality of its coronary interventional procedures.

Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center also was ranked among the top five in Montana for Coronary Interventional Procedures by HealthGrades in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Avatar
Exceeding Patient Expectations Award, 2011
As evidence of our commitment to quality and continued improvement, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is being awarded an Avatar International 2011 Exceeding Patient Expectations Award.
Blue Distinction Award
Designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has received designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana. Blue Distinction designations are awarded to facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to quality care by meeting objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality and safety developed with input from expert clinicians and leading professional organizations.
Diabetes Management
NCQA Diabetes Management Accreditation
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for diabetes care. The Center earned three-year NCQA recognition for its overall high quality of diabetes care. Patients cared for at the Diabetes Center exceed standards for blood glucose control and surveillance for complications including nerve damage, eye damage, kidney damage, and control of cholesterol and control of blood pressure.
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