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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.

Named High Performing by U.S. News & World Report

US News Award LogosU.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Rutland Regional Medical Center as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for urology, hip fracture, hip replacement and knee replacement.

Read the full press release to learn more about the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Awards>>>

Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Healthgrades Award logoRutland Regional Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction places Rutland Regional among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading marketplace that connects people with the right doctor and hospital.

Read the full press release to learn more about the Outstanding Patient Experience Award>>>

‘A’ Rating for 2022 Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Rutland Regional has received an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, this time for the Spring 2022 grading period. The ‘A’ grade is a national distinction recognizing Rutland Regional’s achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Read the full press release to learn more about the Leapfrog Grade>>>

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement

Rutland Regional Medical Center is named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for the third year in a row 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 the America’s 100 Best Hospital for Joint Replacement award. The hospital also was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for twelve years in a row (2011-2022)
  • Five-Star recipient for Total Hip Replacement for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row (2020-2022)

Read the full press release to learn more about the 2021-2022 Healthgrades Awards>>>

U.S. News & World Report Names Rutland Regional High Performing

Rutland Regional has been once again recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-2022 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. Learn more about the U.S. News rating>>>

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Award

NCQA logoCongratulations to the West Ridge Center for being recognized by the NCQA as a patient-centered specialty practice. NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition distinguishes practices that communicate, collaborate and integrate care in ways that patients want and that improve quality. Read more about the NCQA Award>>>

American College of Radiology Center of Excellence

ACR logoRutland Regional Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

This designation recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Learn more>>>

Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital

Rutland Regional Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospital. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Learn more about the Best Maternity Care Hospital award>>>

National Safe Sleep Certification

Cribs for Kids gold award logoRutland Regional Medical Center was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for reaching the “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” designation for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The Gold Safe Sleep Champion level is the highest designation available. Learn more about the Gold Safe Sleep award>>>

Rutland Regional Achieves Third Magnet® Designation

Magnet LogoIn December, 2020, Rutland Regional Medical Center received the highest national honor for professional nursing practice with the prestigious Magnet® recognition. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Learn more>>>

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>>>

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>>>

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.

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