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Quality & Awards

Over the past two years alone, Rutland Regional Medical Center has received 17 national awards and recognition that support our unwavering commitment to being the best community healthcare system in New England. Below is a list of some of the awards and recognition that help us measure the quality of care we provide to our patients every day.

Magnet® Designation

In December 2015, Rutland Regional was re-designated as a Magnet® organization for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. A highly selective program, only 378 out of nearly 6,000 US healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet status, one of the highest achievements an organization can obtain in professional nursing. Read More>>

Two Excellence Awards from Healthgrades

Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care, has recognized Rutland Regional Medical Center with the 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2015 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Rutland Regional is among the top 10% in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety. Read More>>

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been named a recipient of five Specialty Excellence Awards, including: Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement-2017; Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Surgery-2017, Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures-2015, Five-Star Recipient for Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery-2015; Recipient of Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award 2013-2015; and Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery 2013-2015. Read More>>

Workplace Transformation Award, The Advisory Board

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace Transformation Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement. Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. The award recognizes Rutland Regional’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees. Read More>>

U.S. News & World Report Names Rutland Regional Among Nation’s Best for Common Care

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been named among the nation’s best hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care. Most recently (2016-17) Rutland Regional was rated as High Performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and hip replacement. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“A” Rating in Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group

In the Fall of 2016, Rutland Regional received its most recent “A” Rating for hospital safety from Leapfrog, one out of over 2600 hospital across the US to receive the highest rating. Leapfrog is an independent, national non-profit organization that advocates for patient safety nationwide. The Leapfrog Hospital Score measures hospital performance in areas related to reducing injuries and accidents, as well as preventable medical and medication errors. Visit the Hospital Safety Score website to learn more about safety ratings.

Healthcare’s Most Wired® Winner, 2017

In 2017, the American Hospital Association announced that Rutland Regional Medical Center is recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the second year in a row. The award is in recognition for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement, specifically in how the patient is afforded electronic access to their care team. Rutland Regional utilizes population health management tools and partners with other healthcare providers to share critical clinical information. This information is then used to analyze interventions and is aimed at key patient groups such as those with diabetes. Read More>>

2014 Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has recognized Rutland Regional Medical Center with its Gold Seal of Approval® in 2014 for its dedication to continuous compliance with the joint Commission’s State-of-the-Art standards. 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. The Gold Seal indicates that Rutland Regional meets the Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. The Gold Seal is an internationally recognized seal of quality. In 2013 The Commission recognized the hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for its excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions, specifically outcomes around Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Read more>>

Studer Group® Excellence in Patient Care Award Winner

In Summer 2014, Rutland Regional Medical Center was the recipient of the Studer Group® 2014 Excellence in Patient Care Award for Decreased Left Without Being Seen. This award is based on data that shows a significant rate of change and/or substantial achievement in reduction of Left Without Being Seen within an organization over recent fiscal years. For more information on The Excellence in Patient Care Awards, visit the Studer Group® website.

A Blue Distinction Center for Maternity and for Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement

In 2016, Rutland Women’s Healthcare was named a named a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. The Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic is also a Blue Distinction Center for Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont awards a Blue Distinction as a way to identify hospitals that deliver quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures with input from the medical community. Read More>>

Governor’s Excellence Award for Worksite Wellness and Performance Excellence

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. In May 2010, Rutland Regional Medical Center received the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence. The Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence recognizes organizations in Vermont that successfully achieve performance excellence within their management systems and operations. Award recipients are evaluated by an independent board of Vermont Performance Excellence Examiners in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results.











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