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Published on February 11, 2016

Rutland Regional Medical Center Receives Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has awarded Rutland Regional Medical Center the 2015 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness award. The award recognizes Vermont employers who have made programs and initiatives that encourage staff to make healthy choices a priority.

Rutland Regional’s Wellness Committee is a cross-disciplinary team that plans and implements initiatives designed to encourage health and well-being by promoting education and activities that support positive lifestyle changes. The Wellness Committee offers a variety of fitness and healthy eating challenges per year, annual flu vaccines, on-site biometric screenings and coaching and a number of exercise classes at a discount to employees. A highly successful Couch to 5k training series was offered in conjunction with the committee, culminating in the launch of Rutland Regional’s inaugural 5k run, Get Fit Rutland.

“Healthy lifestyles and fitness are essential components of a strong workforce,” says Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “I am very proud of the smart and creative ways our Worksite Wellness teams have implemented a variety of initiatives that address all aspects of health.”

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports will present the award at the 2016 Worksite Wellness conference in Burlington on March 30.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County.

Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was 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. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, and is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a 3-year recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award.


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