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Quality Awards and Recognition - A Reflection of Our Commitment to Excellence

Billings Clinic is nationally recognized for exceptional clinical quality, patient safety and service. Our physicians, nurses and staff perform at a higher standard, with complete and coordinated care, which has been validated by the following honors. To learn more about these honors, click on the individual logos below.

Magnet Award for Nursing ExcellenceANCC Magnet Recognition

Billings Clinic is recognized internationally for excellence, with Magnet™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Out of 5,800 health care organizations in the United States, only 298 are recognized with Magnet status for nursing excellence. Billings Clinic is the first Magnet-designated health care organization in Montana and Wyoming.

US News

Best Regional Hospitals

Selected by US News for top ratings in gynecology and pulmonology in 2015-16. Top ratings received in 2016-17 include: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip and knee replacement and pulmonology.

High Performing Hospitals

Selected by US News for high performance in the treatment of heart failure.

Women's Choice AwardWomen's Choice Award

Billings Clinic has been recognized as:

  • One of America's 100 best hospitals for patient experience.
  • One of America's best hospitals for cancer care.

Becker's Hospital Review Top 100 Great Hospitals in AmericaBecker’s 100 Great Hospitals in America

Proven to be innovators for medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery.

Becker's Hospital Review Top 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health ProgramsBecker’s 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs

Billings Clinic was recognized for offering outstanding programs within women's health, including gynecology, obstetrics, reproductive medicine and other gender-specific conditions and health needs.

Joint Commission Accreditations and CertificationsJoint Commission Accreditations

  • Hospital
  • Laboratory: Main Campus Point of Care, Dermatology, Pulmonary Center
  • Behavioral Health Care

Joint Commission Certifications

  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Disease-Specific: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement

Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® (2013)

Truven Top 100 HospitalsTruven 100 Top Hospitals

Billings Clinic has been recognized as an organization with a focus on transformation and innovation. Evaluations are based on a high level of overall organizational performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

Beacon Award for Critical Care ExcellenceBeacon Award

(2012) Billings Clinic’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has earned the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, placing it among top ICU's in the nation for the highest quality patient outcomes possible and demonstrated excellence and innovation.

Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient CareChest Pain Center Accreditation

Billings Clinic is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Billings Clinic has demonstrated expertise in quickly assessing, diagnosing and treating patients experiencing chest discomfort or pain, and is our region’s first and only accredited Chest Pain Center.

American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Silver Plus Award for ReceivingAmerican Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Receiving Hospital Award

Mission: Lifeline is a coordinated, proactive system of care that turns first responders, hospitals and other healthcare providers into a team that uses proven guidelines and best practices to treat patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome, including both STEMI and non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) heart attacks.

The goal: help save lives and improve patient outcomes, from symptom onset all the way through cardiac rehabilitation.

Get with the Guidelines ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for a Higher Standard of Care for Heart Attack PatientsACTION Registry - GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award

Billings Clinic received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry for a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

Yale Global Health Leadership Institute recognition for Cardiac LeadershipYale Global Health Leadership Institute Partnership

Billings Clinic partnered with Yale University and nine other like-minded hospitals on an ongoing research project called Leadership Saves Lives. This project aims to improve care for heart attack patients across the country.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Cardiovascular ServicesIntersocietal Accreditation Commission Cardiovascular Services

Billings Clinic Cardiovascular Services is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

Accredited testing includes the following:

  • Adult Transthoracic
  • Adult Transesophageal
  • Adult Stress

Accredited Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast CentersNational Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons, has given Billings Clinic full accreditation for commitment to the highest level of quality breast care.

American College of Radiology

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of RadiologyBreast Imaging Center of Excellence

Accredited Radiation Oncology FacilityAccredited Radiation Oncology Facility

QOPI Certified Cancer ProgramQOPI Certification Program

The only QOPI certified cancer center in Montana and Wyoming.

Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on CancerCommission on Cancer

Billings Clinic Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (with commendations).

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program - Accredited Bariatric Surgery CenterMetabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

Billings Clinic achieved accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proved that it can provide safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients and maintain certain physical resources, human resources and standards of practice.


AARP teamed up with the Leapfrog Group to show Safety Superstar hospitals.

Blue Distinction Knee and Hip Replacement

Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has designated Billings Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's expansion of its Blue Distinction® designation.

Premiere Quest Award for High Value HealthcarePremier Quest Award

One of 6 Leading Hospitals Recognized for Excelling in High-Value Care Delivery

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database ParticipantSociety for Thoracic Surgeons National Database

The only Montana participant in the Society for Thoracic Surgeons National Database

Endoscopy Unit Recognition ProgramAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for promoting Quality in Endoscopy.

Accredited Member Lab by the American Academy of Sleep MedicineAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine

Billings Clinic Sleep Center – an AASM Accredited Member Center

Accredited Care Center by the Cystic Fibrosis FoundationCystic Fibrosis Foundation

Accredited Care Center

Accreditation for Obstetric Ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound in MedicineAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Billings Clinic Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for obstetric ultrasound (the only obstetric ultrasound program accredited in our region)

Quality Achievement Award by the Mountain-Pacific Quality Health FoundationMountain-Pacific Quality Health Hospital Quality Achievement Award

Recognizes Billings Clinic’s outstanding efforts in quality care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention.

Related Quality Information

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Consumer Reports Ranks Hospital Safety. See how Billings Clinic fares in the Nation in the Consumer Reports Article.

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