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Trinity Health Honored Among Nation's Top Hospitals

Date: 2011-03-21
Contact: Randy Schwan
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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

"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

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.