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Published on August 11, 2016

U.S. News & World Report names Billings Clinic as #1 in Montana 

Multiple specialties and procedures receive high performance ratings

Billings, MT— Billings Clinic has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

In addition to the recognition for overall performance, Billings Clinic is also recognized for eight areas of high performance in specialties and procedures:

· Diabetes & Endocrinology
· Pulmonology
· Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
· Colon Cancer Surgery
· Heart Bypass Surgery
· Heart Failure
· Hip Replacement
· Knee Replacement

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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