U.S. News & World Report Names Billings Clinic Best in Montana
Billings, MT— Billings Clinic has again been recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Montana and a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. It is the seventh consecutive year Billings Clinic has earned this honor.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Billings Clinic was also recognized for high performance ratings in the following specialties, procedures, conditions or treatments. They are:
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
“We are extremely proud to receive this recognition and attribute it to the incredible teamwork and collegiality that makes Billings Clinic a phenomenal place for patients to receive care,” said Randall Gibb, M.D., Billings Clinic CEO. “This would not be possible without strong and continuous commitment from our interdisciplinary teams. We strive to be among the best in the nation and this honor serves as a reminder of the high standards we must continue to meet.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
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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ABOUT BILLINGS CLINIC
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system, serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, Billings Clinic is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. At its core, Billings Clinic is a physician-led, integrated multispecialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and Level II trauma center. Billings Clinic has more than 4,200 employees, including 450 physicians and advanced practitioners offering more than 50 specialties. Billings Clinic is the first Magnet-designated health care organization in Montana and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. More information can be found at www.billingsclinic.com.
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