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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.

Spring 2018 “A” Rating from Leapfrog

Leapfrog "A" Rating logoRutland Regional Medical Center was one of 750 awarded an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to receive an “A” rating for 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>>>

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.

Three 5-Star Ratings from Healthgrades

Rutland Regional Medical Center has achieved a 5-star rating for its performance in Total Knee Replacement, Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Gall Bladder Surgery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to receive 5-star ratings for Total Knee Replacement in 2018, and is the only hospital in Vermont to receive this 5-star rating in Total Knee Replacement for 8 years in a row (2011-2018). Additionally, Rutland Regional is also the only hospital in Vermont to receive a 5-Star rating for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 2 years in a row (2017-2018), and it is one of only three hospitals in Vermont to receive this superior rating for Treatment of COPD in 2018.

three awards from healthgrades

“A” Rating in Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group


leapfrog logoRutland Regional Medical Center was the only hospital in Vermont to receive an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017. Nationally, Rutland Regional was one of the 832 out of 2600 hospitals in the US to achieve an “A” rating. This award reflects the commitment of our staff in delivering compassionate care to our patients in a safe and secure environment.

Previous year ratings from Leapfrog:

  • Spring 2017 – “A” rating
  • Spring/Fall 2016 – “A” rating
  • Spring 2015 – “A” rating
  • Fall 2015 – “B” rating
  • Spring/Fall 2014 – “A” rating
  • Spring 2013 – “B” rating
  • Fall 2013 – “A” rating
  • Spring/Fall 2012 – “B” rating

Leapfrog is an independent, national non-profit organization that advocates for patient safety nationwide. The Leapfrog Hospital Score measures hospital performance in areas related to reducing injuries and accidents, as well as preventable medical and medication errors. Visit the Hospital Safety Score website to learn more about safety ratings.

U.S. News & World Report Names Rutland Regional a "Best Regional Hospital"

award logoU.S. News & World Report has named Rutland Regional Medical Center a "Best Regional Hospital" for 2017-2018. Out of 4500 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 545 achieved "Best Regional Hospital" status, and Rutland Regional was the only "Best Regional" in the state of Vermont. Read More>>

U.S. News & World Report Names Rutland Regional Among Nation’s Best for Common Care

U.S. News & World Report recently named Rutland Regional Medical Center as High Performing in four of the six procedure/condition areas: Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Heart Failure. More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 rankings across six procedures and conditions. Read More>>

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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. Read More>>

Two Excellence Awards from Healthgrades

Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care, has recognized Rutland Regional Medical Center with the 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2015 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Rutland Regional is among the top 10% in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety. Read More>>

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been named a recipient of five Specialty Excellence Awards, including: Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement-2017; Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Surgery-2017, Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures-2015, Five-Star Recipient for Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery-2015; Recipient of Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award 2013-2015; and Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery 2013-2015. Read More>>

SCOPE® Award for Rutland Women's Healthcare


scope 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. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

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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