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Published on October 20, 2020

Rutland Regional Named America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2021 

RUTLAND, VT – For the second year in a row, Rutland Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement according to new research released by Healthgrades®, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to receive this award, and is the only hospital in Vermont to receive the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021); Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 11 Years in a Row (2011-2021); Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021); and for the third time, a Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2017, 2018, 2021). Rutland Regional was also awarded a Five Star Rating for Treatment of Sepsis for the second year in a row (2020-2021).

It makes me tremendously proud to know that Rutland Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for two years in a row,” said Claudio Fort, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “To have received this honor, along with the Five-Star Ratings awards for Gallbladder Removal Surgery and the Treatment of Sepsis, illustrates the unwavering commitment to patient care, safety, and desired outcomes by our staff and physicians.

To have reached this level of achievement for the second year in a row is the product of physicians who are passionate about delivering high quality care, a highly responsive and supportive administration, and the best and most engaged clinical and support staff I have ever had the honor of working beside,” stated Melbourne Boynton, MD, Chief Medical Director.

About Healthgrades Ratings

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found here>>>.

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.


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