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Published on August 07, 2017

Rutland Women’s Healthcare Receives SCOPE® Certification

logoRutland Women’s Healthcare has been awarded Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Rutland Women’s Healthcare is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified.

SCOPE is a comprehensive patient safety review program available to medical practices in which obstetrics and/or gynecology services are provided. SCOPE assesses the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques in the office setting. Participation in the SCOPE program is voluntarily and certification is provided based on a set SCOPE criteria. Patient safety is essential to providing optimal health care for women, and implementation of patient safety measures can reduce medical errors and risk, and lead to positive patient outcomes. By achieving SCOPE certification, Rutland Women’s Healthcare has demonstrated excellence in patient safety processes.

"Congratulations to the entire staff at Rutland Women’s Healthcare for achievement of SCOPE certification," said Kathleen Craig, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Rutland Regional Medical Center. "This has been a two year process of training, changing workflows, developing systems and processes to ensure we meet every element of ACOG Guidelines for patient safety. Everything we do is for our patients and we do it with greatest integrity."

Rutland Women’s Healthcare obstetricians and gynecologists are the most well-known and well-respected in the region, providing a comprehensive, personal approach to healthcare. Working collaboratively with experienced women's health nurses and other highly-trained professionals, the physicians offer a complete range of medical and preventive care at the main clinic in Rutland on 147 Allen Street in Rutland as well as offices in East Dorset and Brandon. Complete OB/GYN services are provided as well as preventative gynecology, routine breast cancer screenings, maternity services, and high-tech, minimally-invasive surgical procedures for pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and other urogynecological conditions. Rutland Women’s Healthcare is a Blue Distinction® Center recognized for their proven expertise, high quality care and patient results for maternity care. Rutland Women’s Healthcare offers complete health services for women of all ages-from health screenings to maternity services to menopausal care by a team of compassionate and experienced providers.

About American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG)

The ACOG is the professional membership organization for ob-gyn physicians. Based in Washington, DC, ACOG has more than 51,000 members and is the leading group of physicians in the US providing health care for women. Visit www.acog.org or www.scopeforwomenshealth.org for additional information on ACOG and the SCOPE program.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont with a national reputation for outstanding patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. 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 fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2015. Recently designated for a second time, Rutland Regional is a Magnet® hospital, providing the highest level of recognition for quality nursing care.

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Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, 802.772.2843 or pbolgioni@rrmc.org

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