Recognition and Awards



Top 20 Rural & Community Hospitals, 2017 - The iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX® is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. The hospitals that are named to this list are top performers nationwide in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers.

Gold Seal of Approval, The Joint Commission, 2017 (Laboratory) - The Gold accreditation certificate demonstrates our laboratory has a commitment to providing safe quality care and services. Achieving accreditation is a strong statement to about a laboratory’s efforts to provide patient safety and services of the highest quality while reducing the risk of errors.

"A" Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog Group, Spring & Fall 2016 - The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a composite score made up of 30 different, nationally-reported patient safety measures that indicate how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections.  

Mission: Lifeline Silver STEMI Plus Receiveing Award, Fall 2016 - Awarded by the American Heart Association, this achievement recognizes our premier training and procedures in rapid treatment of STEMI or "massive" heart attacks.

Gold Seal of Approval, The Joint Commission, 2016 (Hospital) - The Joint Commission is the gold standard in health care accreditation, with 60 years of experience across the full spectrum of health care settings.  Our facility voluntarily undergoes a series of thorough evaluations to insure we meet national performance standards in the delivery of qualtiy, safe care.

Baby Friendly® Hospital Designation, 2016 - The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

NCQA Level III Patient Centered Medical Home, 2016 - Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into "what patients want it to be".

Five-Star Rated Dialysis Center, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2016, 2015 -  The star rating shows how well a dialysis center delivers care on average, based on qualitative Medicare data. A five-star rating means a center has quality of care that is considered 'much above average' compared to other dialysis facilities. Each dialysis center receives a rating between one and five stars.

Area Trauma Facility Designation, Montana Department of Health & Human Services (Comparable to a Level III Trauma Center Designation from the American College of Surgeons), 2015 - We have developed the systems to support and demonstrated the ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.





 Technology -
  • Most Wired Hospital - Small and Rural; Hospital Health Networks, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
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