Strong Focus on Top Quality Healthcare Leads to Healthstrong Hospital Rating for BDHS
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
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.”