BOZEMAN DEACONESS EARNS FIVE-STAR RATING FOR COMMUNITY VALUE

JUNE 26, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has earned a 2013 Five-Star Award for Community Value for scoring in the top 20% among more than 1400 similar hospitals nationwide in an evaluation by Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm.

The Community Value Index, created in 2003 to provide a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community, assesses a hospital's performance in four key areas: financial viability and plant reinvestment, hospital cost structure, hospital charge structure and hospital quality performance.

“Being named a five-star hospital in community value for the fifth time is a tremendous achievement,” said Kevin Pitzer, President and Chief Executive Officer at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. “This is national recognition that Bozeman Deaconess strives to provide the best quality of care possible, while keeping healthcare costs down.”

The Community Value Index suggests that a hospital provides value to the community when it is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure with reasonable charges and provides high quality care to patients. “A hospital must be financially viable in order to be a valuable asset in the community,” added Gordon Davidson, VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer. “A strong financial position is essential in order for us to continue our mission to improve community health and quality of life.”

In addition, the hospital has proven its commitment to reinvesting in its facility, as with the newly expanded Emergency Services Department. “We believe it’s important to reinvest in our facility to provide for current and emerging health needs in our community,” Pitzer said.

In making the announcement, James O. Cleverley stated, “Your inclusion in the Community Value Leadership Award group speaks to the great value that you provide to those in your community. As value is increasingly discussed nationally, the Community Value Index® has provided an objective assessment of the relative value a hospital provides. In the end, your accomplishment provides evidence that you are operating efficiently, charging reasonably, and providing high quality services. In addition, you are reinvesting to continue great care in your community.”

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital previously earned this Five-Star Award in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
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Getting books from the doctor is a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine & Pediatrics. At every regular checkup, children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years receive a new, age-appropriate book to take home and keep. Volunteers read with children in pediatric clinic waiting areas. Pediatricians and family practitioners educate parents about the importance of reading with their children every day.

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Generally speaking, a family medicine doctor is a full spectrum physician who treats all members of the family providing continuous and comprehensive health care.

Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations, and screening tests, as well as personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family physicians manage chronic illness, while coordinating care provided by other sub specialists.

Our family medicine physicians enjoy being a part of the whole family. Knowing the dynamics of multiple generations and caring for each is part of their approach to good medical care for the entire family.

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Bozeman Deaconess Health Group clinics each received NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home honors
Bozeman Deaconess Belgrade Clinic, Bridger Internal Medicine, Spinelli Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Associates and Family Medicine and Pediatrics are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships. 


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Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics was awarded a 2011 Lighthouse Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The award, presented to a medical clinic in recognition of an outstanding immunization project, recognizes strategies that are evidence-based, evaluated for success and able to be replicated in other clinics.
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