Kalispell Regional earns 5-star rating

Print Article

Kalispell Regional Medical Center recently became one of three hospitals in the state to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for overall hospital quality — a designation awarded to only 293 hospitals in the nation.

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula and St. Vincent Healthcare of Billings also received five stars. The organization reports on quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide, about 8 percent of which will receive the full five stars for high-quality care.

North Valley Hospital also received five stars, but for patients’ experiences — something determined by analyzing what patients had to say about their experiences with the hospital. According to a recent report from the hospital, 95 percent of patients said they would “definitely recommend” North Valley.

The Centers’ rating system for quality is determined by measures including mortality, readmission, patient experience, efficiency and effectiveness of care.

“The CMS Star Rating is one of several quality ratings tools that rank hospitals on patient experience, processes, outcomes, patient safety and cost,” Kalispell Regional Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Doug Nelson said in a press release. “We’re very proud of our high rankings; however, the quality measures are also tools that help us understand how we can continue to improve.”

Kalispell Regional Healthcare announced it has multiple initiatives underway that seek to further improve the quality of care provided to patients, citing a Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program. According to the press release, the plan “focuses on improved patient access, quality of care and reductions in cost of care.”

Reporter Kianna Gardner can be reached at 758-4439 or kgardner@dailyinterlake.com

Print Article

Read More Local News

Large-scale hazardous materials training underway

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Members of the Kalispell Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team are conducting a joint training scenario today on the grounds of the Flathead Valley Community College with members of the Montana Na...

Comments

Read More

Edgerton student is national Scholastic essay winner

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Edgerton Elementary School fourth-grader Violet Mellin was selected as the grand-prize winner in the Outdoor Alliance for Kids Scholastic Contest. Mellin’s persuasive essay “How Nature Improves the ...

Comments

Read More

Man arrested in stabbing incident

May 21, 2019 at 9:16 pm | Daily Inter Lake A 27-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning in Kalispell after allegedly stabbing another man. Devin Sharp was charged with assault with a weapon after a third-party report led Kalispell P...

Comments

Read More

Contract awarded for next phase of Sperry rebuild

May 21, 2019 at 9:14 pm | Daily Inter Lake The work to continue rebuilding Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park gained fresh momentum Tuesday. That’s when the National Park Service announced the award of a $4.73 million contract for phase ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X