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Facts About Kalispell Regional Healthcare and its Family of Services

  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was recognized as a 2016 Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Silver Plus recognition award recipient by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as demonstrated through its 2015 Action Registry-GWTG data.
  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as a 100 Great Community Hospital. The hospital was selected based on rankings and awards from organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, Carechex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group.
  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Healthcare received the Get With the Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus achievement award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. KRH achieved 85 percent or higher compliance with the stroke achievement measures and 75 percent or higher compliance with stroke quality measures for two consecutive years.
  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was named a 2016 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics. These scores were based on an assessment through the lens of the Hospital Strength INDEX, an objective, in-depth analysis designed to bring clarity and insight to hospital performance in an increasingly complex and regulated environment.
  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received the Women's Choice Award for America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, based on scores from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare, Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). These scores were based on reporting weighed according to the preference of female consumers.
  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received the Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. More than 3,500 hospitals were included in the analysis. KRMC was selected based on its consistently low rates of infections and surgical errors, and patient recommendations.
  • 2016 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received the Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. More than 1,300 Cancer Care facilities were included in the analysis. KRMC was selected based on its advanced cancer program accreditation as well as its additional cancer services, clinical performance and patient recommendations.
  • 2015 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was recognized by Consumer Reports with the highest safety score in the state. Of particular note were high scores in the areas of Avoiding Readmissions, Appropriate Use of Abdominal Scanning and Appropriate Use of Chest Scanning.
  • 2015 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was named "one of the country's top hospitals" by Newsmax in an article titled "Benefits of Retiring in Montana."
  • 2015 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was named a HEALTHSTRONG hospital by iVantage Health Analytics. The annual study measures the nation's top performing hospitals across 62 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
  • 2015 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received the Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. This distinction is the first of its kind in the nation and is based on research from publicly available data (CMS) and patient recommendations and satisfaction scores (HCAHPS). More than 1,300 cancer care facilities were included in the analysis.
  • 2015 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received verification from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma certifying KRMC as a Level III trauma center through March 24, 2018.
  • 2015 Kalispell Regional Healthcare received the Get With the Guidelines–Stroke Silver Plus achievement award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. KRH achieved 85 percent or higher compliance with the stroke achievement measures and 75 percent or higher compliance with stroke quality measures.
  • 2015 Thomas Origitano, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon at the KRH Neuroscience and Spine Institute, was named among the Top Doctors for Cancer by Newsweek Magazine.
  • 2015 Bret Lindsay, MD, neurologist at the KRH Neuroscience and Spine Institute, was named among the Top Doctors for Neurology by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2015 Melissa Hulvat, MD, surgeon at the KRH Bass Breast Center, was named among the Top Doctors for Surgery by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2015 Lynn Dykstra, MD, pediatrician at the KRH Sunny View Pediatrics, was named among the Top Doctors for Pediatrics by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2015 Christopher Gill, MD, pediatrician at the KRH Family Health Care, was named among the Top Doctors for Internal Medicine by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2015 Kelly Redfield, MD, physician at the KRH Woodland Clinic, was named among the Top Doctors for Internal Medicine by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2015 Eric Brandeberry, MD, a family practice physician at the KRH Columbia Falls Clinic, was named among the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2015 Thomas Origitano, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon at the KRH Neuroscience and Spine Institute, was named among America's Top Doctors for Cancer by Castle Connolly Medical.
  • 2014 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was named by CNN Money as "one of the country's top hospitals" in an article titled "The best states to retire in are a little surprising."
  • 2014 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received the Women's Choice Award and was recognized in Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care. KRMC was selected based on its record with regard to treatment of heart attacks and heart disease as well as patient satisfaction scores.
  • 2014 Kalispell Regional Medical Center received the Women's Choice Award and was recognized in America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The selection was based on a review of provided services as well as patient satisfaction scores, with additional consideration given to KRMC's record for clinical care.
  • 2013 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation in terms of the value provided to the community by Cleverley & Associates, a leading health care financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies.
  • 2013 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was one of only 10 hospitals in the nation singled out in a Medicare report for having better-than-average readmission rates for three key health concerns: heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia.
  • 2013 Kalispell Regional Medical Center's laboratory earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.
  • 2013 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was ranked No. 1 in the state for medical excellence in one or more clinical categories based on the Delta Group's CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings.
  • 2012 The HealthCenter was named a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters.
  • 2012 The American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer awarded Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s cancer program a three-year Accreditation with Commendation as a Community Cancer Program.
  • 2012 The Bass Breast Center was awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. KRMC's low complications and mortality rates are considered by Healthgrades to be in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country. KRMC also was recognized by Healthgrades with the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Out of 5,000-plus hospitals in the United States, KRMC was one of only a few hospitals to earn all three designations.
  • 2011-2012 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was named a Top 100 Hospital by Women Certified, an advocate for female consumers, awarding businesses and brands based on consumer experience.
  • 2011 The Summit Medical Fitness Center earned certification as a Medical Fitness Facility, a distinction awarded by the Medical Fitness Association.
  • 2011-2012 Kalispell Regional Medical Center was recognized among US News & World Report's listing of Best Hospitals as a High Performing Hospital in the specialty areas of Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics and Pulmonology.
  • 2010 MIDAS, a company that reviews patient safety data submitted by hospitals, found that out of 564 participating hospitals, Kalispell Regional Medical Center performs in the top 5 percent.
  • 2010 Best in Value, an independent company, used MedPAR data to recognize Kalispell Regional Medical Center as a Best in Value Award winner. It ranked KRMC in the top tier nationally for quality, affordability, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
  • 2010 Dr. Elliot Fischer, researcher with the Dartmouth Institute, reported that Kalispell Regional Medical Center was one of the lowest-cost providers in the state of Montana.
  • 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 The Kalispell Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation department received the top performer award from Uniform Data Systems, a company that correlates rehabilitation data.
  • Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation program was accredited by CARF International (formerly the Center for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) since 1994. In 2014, the department received a three-year CARF accreditation, CARF's highest level of approval that can be awarded to an organization. It shows Inpatient Rehabilitation's substantial conformance to CARF standards.
  • Kalispell Regional Medical Center was certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • 2010 Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Emergency Services received Trauma III designation by the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center staff's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
  • 2010 Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Diabetes Care and Prevention Center's education recognition was renewed by the American Diabetes Association for the Diabetes Self-Management Program. This achievement recognizes the staff's adherence to national standards of quality education.
  • Kalispell Regional Medical Center was accredited in nuclear medicine by the American College of Radiology.
  • Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Winkley Women's Center Mobile Mammography Coach was accredited in both mobile mammography and breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.
  • 2010 The Echocardiography Lab at Kalispell Regional Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung earned international accreditation through the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.
  • 2009, 2010 Both Kalispell Regional Medical Center and The HealthCenter were recognized with the Mountain Pacific Quality Health Award, which recognizes hospitals that are working actively to improve processes to achieve and maintain a high level of compliance with clinical improvement measures.
  • 2010 The HealthCenter was recognized by Press Ganey with its Summit Award for achieving three consecutive years of patient satisfaction scores exceeding the 95th percentile.
  • The HealthCenter's Women's Center received designation by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
  • The HealthCenter was accredited by the American College of Radiology in the following modalities: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, MRI (1.5T and 3.0T), CT, PET and ultrasound.
  • Kalispell Medical Equipment was nationally certified as an accredited Durable Medical Equipment Company by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation.