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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. 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 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 or for additional information on ACOG and the SCOPE program.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and 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 and beyond.

Rutland Regional was honored as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018, and as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care. Rutland Regional was also 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.

In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, and was honored with an “A” grade in Hospital Saftey Score by The Leapfrog Group in 2017. Healthgrades recognized Rutland Regional for an eighth year (2011-2018) with the 5-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, a second year as a 5-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2017-2018), and for the first year (2018) as 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of COPD.


Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, 802.772.2843 or

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