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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.


Billings Clinic is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care NetworkMayo Clinic Care Network Member

Billings Clinic doctors can access specialists and subspecialists at Mayo Clinic when they need extra help on a tough diagnosis or treatment plan.


Women's Choice Award for America's 100 best hospitals for patient experience Women's Choice Award for America's best hospitals for obstetric care Women's Choice Award for America's best breast centers Women's Choice Award for America's best hospitals for heart care Women's Choice Award for America's best hospitals for bariatric surgery Women's Choice Award for America's best stroke centers Women's Choice Award

Billings Clinic has been recognized as one of America's best in the following areas:


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

Billings Clinic was recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction.


Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue DistinctionBlue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center of Excellence

Billings Clinic was recognized for excellence the following areas:


Joint Commission Accreditations and CertificationsJoint Commission Accreditations

Joint Commission Certifications

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

Beacon Award for Critical Care ExcellenceBeacon Award

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.


Billings Clinic is recognized as employer of the year by the Billings Chamber of CommerceEmployer of the Year

Billings Clinic has been recognized as employer of the year by the Billings Chamber of Commerce.


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 Gold 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 for pediatric cardiology.


Billings Clinic is a Center for Comprehensive MS Care certified by the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyStem Cell Transplant Program Center of Excellence

This prestigious and highly recognized national accreditation positions Billings Clinic’s stem cell transplant program as a Center of Excellence and allows patients the ability to receive essential cancer care closer to home.


Billings Clinic is a Center for Comprehensive MS Care certified by the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyCenter for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Care

Billings Clinic is certified by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care. The Center for Comprehensive MS Care (CCC) model of care addresses the needs of people with MS to have access to a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services.


URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation by ACHCSpecialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Billings Clinic Specialty Pharmacy has been accredited and recognized for delivering quality customer service and patient care.


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

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.

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 an accredited comprehensive community cancer program 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.


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.


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

The Center of the Northern Rockies is the only accredited center in Montana.


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).


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