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Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Named a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital; John Hill Named in Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know by Becker's Healthcare

Hospital news | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Contact: Lauren Brendel, M.S.

Bozeman, MT [May 2, 2019] — The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has announced that Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital has been named a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital for 2019. Deaconess Hospital is an 86-bed facility, DNV GL-accredited, licensed Level III trauma center serving Southwest Montana. This is the third year in a row Deaconess Hospital has been recognized by NRHA.

The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge, and financial stability.

"These eight indicators represent how our hospital, and entire health system, works to deliver excellent, expert care to Southwest Montana every day. Each one of our care providers is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve—they are truly the ones who make Bozeman Health a nationally-recognized organization," stated John Hill, Bozeman Health president and CEO.

The designation is based on an evaluation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength Index. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, along with the other rural community hospitals named, will be recognized in an awards ceremony during NRHA's Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 9 in Atlanta. Congratulations to our Deaconess Hospital team!

Additionally, Bozeman Health president and CEO John Hill has been recognized as a Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know for 2019 by Becker's Healthcare. John joined Bozeman Health in August 2016 and received this recognition in 2017 and 2018 as well.

John's expertise in health system development and focus on developing strong relationships within the community-based health care partners has well-positioned Bozeman Health for long-term success as an independent, locally governed and operated, faith-based integrated health delivery system. John is a fellow with the American College of Health Care Executives and serves as a board member of the Montana Hospital Association and Greater Gallatin United Way.


About Bozeman Health

Bozeman Health is an independent, locally owned and controlled integrated healthcare delivery system serving Southwest Montana. As a faith-based, nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer community board of directors, Bozeman Health is the largest private employer in Gallatin County with more than 2,000 employees, including 270 medical providers representing 50 clinical specialties. Accredited by DNV-GL, it is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at