Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Receives National Recognition
John Hill Recognized as a Rural Hospital CEO to Know
Bozeman Health is proud to announce three remarkable milestones. Bozeman
Health Deaconess Hospital has been named as a Top 20 Rural & Community
Hospitals for 2018 by iVantage, included in Becker’s Hospital Review
Top 100 Community Hospital’s List, and Bozeman Health president
and CEO John Hill has been recognized as a Rural Hospital CEO to Know
by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Becker’s Hospital Review, the list of top 100 community hospitals includes independent community
hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems.
Some hospitals serve expansive rural geographies, while others care for
small communities outside of large cities. Many of the hospitals have
been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and
economic impact on the surrounding areas. For the purposes of their list,
Becker's defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.
The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based
on several outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson
Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center
for Rural Health's Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex
ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital's primary care practices were the
first in the state to receive Level 3 medical home recognition by the National Committee
for Quality Assurance. Additionally, the hospital was named among the
Top 20 Rural & Community Hospitals for 2018 by
iVantage. This means that Deaconess Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and
community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength
INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective
assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis
for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts,
and legislative initiatives.
The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing
a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures
these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient
Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes,
Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.
“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping
rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas
of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX
indicators, the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals are establishing
a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities
despite an unpredictable healthcare environment,” said Michael Topchik,
National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Bozeman Health is very proud to share that president and CEO John Hill
was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review
50 Rural Hospital CEO’s to Know for 2018. This is the second year in a row John has received this recognition.
According to Becker’s, the CEOs featured on this list have overcome
significant challenges operating rural community and critical access hospitals
to lead sustainable and thriving organizations. Many CEOs have served
their institutions for decades, recruiting physicians, expanding services
and implementing technology platforms to ensure the best care possible
for their communities. The CEOs featured lead hospitals consistently recognized
by the National Rural Health Association, American Hospital Association
and HIMSS as top institutions; others sit on local chamber of commerce
boards and serve state hospital associations.
John Hill is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives,
an active member of the Montana Hospital Association (MHA), is a 2018
Trustee at Large for MHA’s Board of Trustees, and is a board member
for Greater Gallatin United Way.