Quality and Awards
In April 2010 Rutland Regional earned Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. A highly selective program, only five percent of hospitals nationwide have been granted Magnet status, one of the highest achievements an organization can obtain in professional nursing.
Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence
In May 2010, Rutland Regional Medical Center received the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence. The Governor’s Award, based upon the Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence, calls for an organized and integrated approach to organization excellence.
“A” Rating in Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group
Rutland Regional Medical Center was one of 813 hospitals out of 2,539 to receive an “A” rating in hospital safety from Leapfrog, an independent, national nonprofit organization that advocates for patient safety nationwide. The Leapfrog Hospital Score measures hospital performance in areas related to reducing injuries, accidents and preventable medical and medication errors. Visit the Hospital Safety Score website to learn more about safety ratings.
A Blue Distinction Center for Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement
Rutland Regional’s Vermont Orthopedic Clinic has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.