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Trinity Health Honored Among Nation's Top Hospitals

Date: 2011-03-21
Contact: Randy Schwan
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Trinity Health Honored Among Nation's Top Hospitals

Minot, ND - Trinity Health has been recognized with the 2010 Hospital Value Index: Best in Value Award, as a result of the study conducted by the nation's leader in measuring healthcare value. Trinity Health ranked among the top tier of all hospitals nationwide, achieving high marks in quality, affordability and efficiency and patient satisfaction.Best Hospital Value

"We are proud of this honor at Trinity Health as it reinforces our commitment to providing quality care affordably," said John M. Kutch, President & CEO of Trinity Health. "Our physicians, nurses and staff strive each day to reinvent our care system, and this award stands as a testament to their dedication and demonstrates the progress we've made implementing our strategic plan." Mr. Kutch added, "Our care system is evolving and emerging as leaders in patient safety, quality of care and service excellence; this award reinforces that we are connecting with the goals of our patients and communities."

The Hospital Value Index is the first and only performance indicator to focus on the value hospitals provide to their community and utilizes the latest publicly available data to recognize these accomplishments.

"Value is increasingly important to consumers," noted Mr. Kutch. "The Hospital Value Index recognizes those providing exceptional value to their communities, and we're pleased Trinity Health has achieved great results."

The Hospital Value Index pulled data from approximately 4,500 general acute-care hospitals, serving approximately 30.1 million consumers. It defines a hospital's "value" by its success in four critical areas:

  • Quality, including CMS's Core Measures, patient safety and readmission rates;
  • Efficiency, including the relative measure of the cost to the hospital for providing services;
  • Affordability, a relative comparison of prices charged for inpatient and outpatient services; and
  • Patient Satisfaction as measured by national patient surveys.
Top Hospital Award Trinity Health - Minot ND

Posing with the award are, from left, Kevin Collins, MD, Chief of Staff; John Kutch, President and CEO; Pat Holien, Chairman, Trinity Health Board of Directors; and Melissa Messerly, MD, Chairman, Trinity Health Quality Improvement Committee.

The full Hospital Value Index study and list of findings can be found at

Trinity Health is a community-based, non-profit healthcare system with health services and facilities located across the entire region. As the region's largest employer and preferred provider of medical services, Trinity serves as a referral center for cardiac care, rehabilitation medicine, newborn intensive care, kidney dialysis, neurosurgery, orthopedics and more. Trinity is a verified Level 2 Trauma Center, the highest level of trauma care available in North Dakota.