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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.

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>>>

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.

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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