Facts about Kalispell Regional Healthcare and its family of services
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 (KRMC) 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 healthcare 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 #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 (CoC) awarded Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s cancer program a three-year Accreditation with Commendation as a community Hospital 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 (KRMC) 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.
97% of Kalispell Regional Healthcare's medical staff are Board Certified.
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%.
2010 - Best in Value, an independent company, used MedPAR data to recognize Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) 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 has been accredited by CARF International (Formerly the Center for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) since 1994. In 2014, the department received a 3-year CARF accreditation, CARF's highest level of approval that can be awarded to an organization. It shows Rehab Services' substantial conformance to CARF standards.
Kalispell Regional Medical Center is 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 is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Nuclear Medicine.
Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Winkley Women's Center Mobile Mammography Coach is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in both mobile mammography and breast ultrasound
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 (ICAEL).
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 is 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 is nationally certified as an accredited Durable Medical Equipment Company by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation.