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Published on June 26, 2014

Rutland Regional Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Rutland, VT, June 24, 2014 – Rutland Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Rutland Regional’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s State-of-the-Art standards.

Rutland Regional underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in the spring. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Rutland Regional for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Rutland Regional has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Rutland Regional for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

 “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is an affirmation of the hard work our staff has done to maintain and improve the quality of care we provide to our patients and community,” says Tom Huebner, CEO.

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont. Their commitment to quality patient care led to Rutland Regional becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation.


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