NHS Borders has been named as having some of the best hospitals in the UK.
The health board has been listed in the CHKS Top 40, an accolade awarded to CHKS client trusts and boards.
The award is based on 22 key performance criteria covering safety, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
John Raine, NHS Borders chairman, said: “This is a tremendous and well deserved achievement for NHS Borders. To be highlighted as one the 40 top trusts and boards in the UK is outstanding.
“Receiving national recognition through this award programme should give reassurance to patients and staff that NHS Borders is amongst the highest performers when it comes to data quality, safety and care.”
CHKS provides healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to 400 NHS and private sector.