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Published on August 14, 2018

Rutland Regional Medical Center named a “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report

US News & World Report award logosFor the second year in a row, Rutland Regional has been named a “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019.

Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to receive a “Best Regional Hospital” designation. Out of 4500 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 520 received “Best Regional Hospital” status.

Kudos to everyone for this terrific achievement,” said Claudio Fort, President & CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “A lot of hard work, dedication, attention to detail, and focus on the patient must all align in order for recognition of this caliber to come to Rutland Regional. This is truly something that everyone should be proud of.

The awards and recognitions Rutland Regional has received illustrates the organization’s commitment to patient safety, outstanding clinical outcomes, high performing procedures, advanced technology, nursing excellence, and patient and employee engagement. They all serve to underscore the exceptional care everyone is focused on providing to all of our patients.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. However, Rutland Regional, was ranked as “high performing” in three specialties and conditions: Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. 

For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C

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.

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

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