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Published on March 05, 2015

Billings Clinic Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

Billings, MT— Billings Clinic is named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics,TM  a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the third time Billings Clinic has been recognized with this honor.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

126,471 additional lives could be saved

  • 108,926 additional patients could  be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average


To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Risk-adjusted methodologies were used to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at

About Billings Clinic

Based in Billings, Montana, Billings Clinic is a not-for-profit, community-governed and physician-led health care organization, consisting of a multi-specialty physician group practice, a 272-bed tertiary care hospital, and a 90-bed skilled nursing and assisted living facility. Billings Clinic is the largest integrated health care system in Montana and is the only Montana MAGNET designated health care organization in Montana and Wyoming.  Billings Clinic is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and manages nine critical access hospitals serving patients in Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas.  Billings Clinic's vision is to be a national leader in providing the best clinical quality, patient safety, service and value. More information can be found here.

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