Rutland Regional Medical Center Once Again Named a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Rutland Regional Medical Center, Vermont’s largest community hospital, has been once again recognized as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
Rutland Regional earned a “High Performing” rating for procedures and conditions in Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Treatment of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The hospital also received a “High Performing” rating for specialties under Urology. Further, Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to earn a “High Performing” rating for Adult Knee Replacement, COPD and Urology.
These rankings are in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for care in these categories.
“These ratings are particularly gratifying given the enormous pressure our high-caliber team of nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and support staff have been under the past year,” said Claudio Fort, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “This is great news and further underscores the hospital’s collective and unwavering commitment to our patients.”
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News’ mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ.
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