National report identifies BDHS among the top in orthopedic, pulmonary, gastrointestinal care

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALTH SERVICES

BOZEMAN – Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has received the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2014, and was also recognized for clinical excellence in orthopedic, pulmonary and gastrointestinal care. Deaconess is currently the only hospital in Montana to receive the 2013 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

BDHS was ranked among the top 15 percent in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience in 2013 and ranked among the top 5 percent for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2014. BDHS was named a Five-Star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for three years in a row (2012-2014), and was recognized for the first time as a Five-Star recipient for treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia and GI Bleed for 2014.

Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, announced these results in “American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation,” which evaluates hospital performance at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

BDHS was also honored for the second year in a row with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Participating hospitals earn an A, B, C, D, or F. Announced Oct. 29, Deaconess was one of three hospitals in Montana to earn this highest grade.