Updated Visitor Restriction Policy

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As of Monday, November 2, 2020, Rutland Regional will only allow designated Essential Support Persons (ESP) to accompany or visit patients.  

PLEASE read the full policy before coming to the hospital or one of the clinics:

Visitor Restriction Policy

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Quality & Awards

Over the past three years alone, Rutland Regional Medical Center has received over 20 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.

SCOPE® Award for Rutland Women's Healthcare, 2020


scope logoFor the second time, Rutland 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. Learn more>>>

Healthgrades 2021 Awards

Healthgrades Award medallionsFor 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. 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). Learn more>>>

U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Award

US News Award medallionsFor the second year in a row, Rutland Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for Adult Knee Replacement, and has also been named a High Performing Hospital for Adult Hip Replacement for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report. More than 4500 Medical Centers nationwide were evaluated in ten procedures and conditions with fewer than one third of all hospitals receiving any high-performance rating. Learn more>>>

Healthgrades 2020

Rutland Regional is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ and the only hospital in Vermont to receive this recognition according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Rutland Regional also received a Five-Star Rating for Total Hip Replacement and Joint Replacement Excellence Award for the second consecutive year (2019-2020); a Five-Star Rating for Total Knee Replacement for ten consecutive years (2011-2020); a Five-Star Rating for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for three consecutive years (2018-2020); and, for the first time, a Five-Star Rating for Treatment of Sepsis (2020). Learn more>>>

American College of Surgeons Recognition

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Rutland Regional Medical Center as one of 88 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Rutland Regional is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an “All Cases” category or a category which includes only “High Risk” cases. Risk-adjusted data from the July 2019 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2018 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes, Rutland Regional has been recognized on both the “All Cases” and “High Risk” Meritorious lists. Learn more>>>

Blue Distinction Center for Knee/Hip

blue distinction center logo knee/hipBlue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) has selected Rutland Regional Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community. Learn more>>>

U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 Award

US News logoFor the third year in a row, Rutland Regional Medical Center has been named as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for Knee Replacement. More than 4500 medical centers nationwide were evaluated in nine procedures and conditions with fewer than a third of all hospitals receiving any high performing rating. Learn more>>>

Spring 2019 “A” Rating from Leapfrog

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A award

Rutland Regional Medical Center is proud to announce it has received its seventh “A” rating in a row for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group. Just like in the fall of 2018, Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to receive an “A” rating from Leapfrog this spring. Since 2013, Rutland Regional has the distinction of earning of at least one “A” rating for each year for patient safety. Learn more>>>

Rutland Regional Named a “Best Regional Hospital” for the Second Year

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U.S. News & World Report
has named Rutland Regional Medical Center a “Best Regional Hospital” for the second year in a row. Out of 4500 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 520 achieved “Best Regional Hospital” status, and Rutland Regional was the only “Best Regional” in the state of Vermont.

2018 Workplace of the Year Award

Advisory Board logoRutland Regional Medical Center has been awarded the Advisory Board 2018 Workplace of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Rutland Regional is one of only 20 hospitals recognized nationwide and the only hospital in Vermont to receive this award.

Healthcare’s Most Wired® Winner, 2017

Healthcare's Most Wired award logoIn 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.

Magnet® Designation


Magnet Award logoIn 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>>

Workplace Transformation Award, The Advisory Board


workplace transformation award logoRutland 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.

2017 Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission


Joint Commission Award logoThe Joint Commission has recognized Rutland Regional Medical Center with its Gold Seal of Approval® in 2017 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.

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.

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