MT Flex/PIN Quality Award Program

Hospitals must meet all criteria during the grant year to qualify. The grant year is September 1 – August 31. By meeting the criteria listed below your hospital demonstrates leadership, community, willingness to share with peers and a commitment to improvement.

Criteria for the 2020-2021 has been updated.  Criteria is below.

Quality Awards 20-21

Performance Improvement Project Submission (will open late June)

Quality Program of the Year Submission (will open late June)

2020 Recipients

Montana PIN Quality Awards Winners

  • Barrett Hospital & HealthCare -ED Efficiencies and Handoffs
  • Beartooth Billings Clinic – Medication History Accuracy
  • Cabinet Peaks Medical Center – ED High Utilizes
  • Central Montana Medical Center – HCAHPS Survey Response Rates
  • Clark Fork Valley Hospital – Emergency Department Transfer Communications
  • Community Hospital of Anaconda – Readmission Rates
  • Holy Rosary Healthcare – Emergency Department Transfer Communications
  • North Valley Hospital – Discharge Instructions
  • Pondera Medical Center – Physician and Nursing Communication
  • Roundup Memorial Healthcare – Timely Response to Call Buttons
  • Sheridan Memorial Hospital Association – Healthcare Worker Immunizations
  • Sidney Health Center – Emergency Department Transfer Communications
  • St. Luke Community Healthcare – Transfers to Inpatient Status from ED
  • Stillwater Billings Clinic – Sepsis Care

Award Recognition

  • Recognition at the MHA Fall Convention during the Chairman’s Welcome Reception and Awards Celebration
  • Plaque with facility name and date of award. Plaques distributed and pictures taken at the DON/QIC Regional Meetings held in October.
  • Recognition in the PIN Newsletter, PIN Website, and MHA Weekly Newsletter.
  • Press kit, press release and photos taken at regional meetings provided for hospital marketing.
  • Quality Program of the Year recipient will receive on-stage recognition by MHA President and photo op during the MHA Annual Convention General Session.


  • Use the provided to help track your progress.
  • Official tracking done by MT Flex. Status updates provided quarterly.


Contact Lindsay Konen at [email protected] or 406-457-8002.