2013 Vision Award from SightLifeThe 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.
The Joint Commission AccreditationBy 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 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 Hospital has been named of the nation’s 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital ReviewBozeman 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.
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.
Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2014Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has received the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2014, and ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services. Healthgrades, the leading online resource to help consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, also recognized BDHS for clinical excellence in Pulmonary Care, and named BDHS a Five-Star recipient for treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital receives Healthgrades 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ Bozeman Deaconess Hospital had been named a 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award Recipient by HealthGrades, the leading provider of physician and hospital information for consumers. The hospital is ranked among the top 15% in the nation for Patient Experience and is the only recipient of this award in Montana.
Five-Star Ranked Community Value ProviderBozeman 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 receives 2014 Healthgrades AwardsBozeman Deaconess Health Services’ achievements for 2014 include:
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2014
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2014
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2014
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2014
Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
Ranked Among the Top 5 in MT for Overall Orthopedic Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
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.
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; 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.
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 AssociationBozeman 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 GroupBozeman 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.
Five-Star Rating from Healthgrades for Joint ReplacementBozeman Deaconess Health Services Joint Replacement program received a five-star rating in 2013 from HealthGrades, the leading provider of physician and hospital information for consumers, for the second year in a row. Bozeman Deaconess was the recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award in 2012, when it also was ranked among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation and ranked #1 in Montana for joint replacement.
HealthGrades also recognized BDHS for additional superior services:
Ranked in the top five in Montana for overall orthopedic services for four years in a row (2010-2013), ranking #3 in Montana in 2012
Ranked in the top five in Montana for joint replacement for four years in a row (2010-2013)
Five-star recipient for total knee replacement for four years in a row (2010-2013)
Five-star recipient for total hip replacement for four years in a row (2010-2013)
Quality Achievement AwardFor 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.
Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional ProceduresHealthGrades 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.
First in Montana for NCQA Level III Medical Home RecognitionFour 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.
Exceeding Patient Expectations Award, 2011As evidence of our commitment to quality and continued improvement, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is being awarded an Avatar International 2011 Exceeding Patient Expectations Award.
Designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip ReplacementBozeman 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.
Five-Star Award for Community Value, 2007-2010For the fourth year in a row, Bozeman Deaconess has earned a Five-Star Award for Community Value for scoring in the top 20% of over 1500 similar hospitals in an evaluation by the national healthcare organization Cleverley + Associates. Hospitals with scores in the top 20% are designated as "Five-Star" facilities and the measurements suggest hospitals operating with a high degree of community value are those that are quality of care, low cost, low charge, and use a strong financial position to reinvest back into the provision of care at the facility.
Bozeman Deaconess was one of two Montana hospitals recognized for the award.
NCQA Diabetes Management AccreditationBozeman 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.