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Quality and Service Awards

If you need care, you want to know that your hospital or healthcare system is known for patient safety and excellence.  We believe it's your right to know what we're doing to continually improve the care we provide, and how we measure up against national quality benchmarks.

How Do We compare?

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is nationally recognized for exceptional clinical quality, patient safety and service.  Our providers, nurses and staff perform at a high standard, with complete and coordinated care, which has been validated by the following awards and honors.

Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is a four-time recipient for being a
Top 20 Critical Access Hospital of the 20 highest ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation by National Rural Health Association (NRHA).  Critical access hospitals make up approximately twenty-five percent of hospitals in the United States; there are over 1300 in the nation, with 50 critical access hospitals in Montana.

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TOP 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is a ten-time recipient for being ranked in the TOP 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation by Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 CAHs.  Rankings are based on more than 50 Individual indicators and a composite measure of inpatient and outpatient, market share, quality, and outcomes, patent perspectives, charges, cost and financial stability.


Guardian of Excellence®

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is recognized by Press Ganey for excellence in overall patient experience.  The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence® Award is a nationally-recognized symbol  of achievement in health care.  The award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience. Presented annually, the award honors health care facilities who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% for each reporting period during the course of one year. 

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American College of Radiology Gold Seal of Accreditation

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare’s Mammography Department receives a gold seal of accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.  It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.  Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.

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Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization for Montana, for our dedication to ensuring patients receive the highest quality care possible and commitment to improving healthcare services.


Note: All awards are evaluated and awarded by an independent third party, not by having a recipient purchase the award to give the appearance of a legitimate honor.