Rutland Regional’s services include a collaborative system of healthcare providers offering education, primary care, outpatient acute care, rehabilitation and assisted living. The hospital provides key specialties areas including:
- Orthopaedics – Rutland Regional partners with Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic, recognized throughout the Northeast as a leader in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries and illnesses.
- Oncology – The Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional provides advanced diagnostic and treatment services including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Radiation treatment technology includes the RapidArc™ radiation system, one of the most advanced available.
- Diagnostic Imaging – Rutland Regional offers a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic services and is one of just five U.S. hospitals – and the only rural hospital – to be named a GE Healthcare “Community Hospital Showcase”.
- Cardiology – The Rutland Heart Center provides comprehensive care for heart and vascular disease patients, from testing to treatment, including a diagnostic catheterization lab.
Centers of Excellence
As part of our continued efforts to promote unsurpassed quality and patient satisfaction within our hospital, Rutland Regional Medical Center has established the following Centers of Excellence that are held to the highest levels of accountability.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- The Center for Sleep Disorders
- Diagnostic Imaging – CT Scanning
- Diagnostic Imaging – Mammography
- Diagnostic Imaging – MRI
- Diagnostic Imaging – Ultrasound
- Diagnostic Imaging – Nuclear Medicine
- PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
- Foley Cancer Center
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- West Ridge Center
- Rutland Regional Behavioral Health
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.
“A” Rating in Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group
Rutland 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.
Previous year ratings from Leapfrog:
- Fall 2017 – “A” rating
- 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.
2018 Workplace of the Year Award
Rutland 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.
U.S. News & World Report Names Rutland Regional a “Best Regional Hospital”
U.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>>
Healthcare’s Most Wired® Winner, 2017
In 2017, the American Hospital Association announced that Rutland Regional Medical Center is the 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
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. Read More>>
In 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
Rutland 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
The 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.
Governor’s Excellence Award for Worksite Wellness and Performance Excellence
The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has awarded Rutland Regional Medical Center the 2015 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness award. The award recognizes Vermont employers who have made programs and initiatives that encourage staff to make healthy choices a priority. In May 2010, Rutland Regional Medical Center received the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence. The Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence recognizes organizations in Vermont that successfully achieve performance excellence within their management systems and operations. Award recipients are evaluated by an independent board of Vermont Performance Excellence Examiners in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results.
To improve the health of the Rutland Region and surrounding communities by providing appropriate, superior, integrated, preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic health services in a caring environment through the strength of our people, technology and relationships.
Quality. We will provide superior, integrated, health services which meet our customer needs through: excellent clinical outcomes, up-to-date technology, well maintained facilities, effective processes, and competent, engaged and caring staff.
Customer Service. We will consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience which results in high levels of satisfaction.
Market Share Growth. We will develop new services and expand existing services in collaboration with others to meet appropriate customer needs resulting in increased market share, and expansion into new markets.
Information Excellence. We will support the organization’s key processes by providing excellent information which results in effective delivery & coordination of care, informed clinical decision making, efficient operations, and improved patient involvement.
Financial Strength. We will achieve financial strength and stability by maintaining the health of our community, by optimizing reimbursement and improving our cost structure to produce sufficient margins, and by increasing philanthropic giving.
Employee Engagement. We will create an environment where employee engagement flourishes and we commit our hearts and minds to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and each other.
Rutland Regional Medical Center was established as Rutland Hospital on September 6, 1896. It is an affiliate of Rutland Regional Health Services, along with:
- Vermont Sports Medicine Center
- The Meadows
- The Gables
- Established: September 6, 1896
- Number of Beds: 144
- Emergency Department Visits: 34,066
- Number of Births: 353
- Rehabilitation Visits (Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy): 31,792
- Medical and Radiation Oncology Visits: 18,936
- Outpatient Registrations: 247,908
- Inpatient Admissions: 6,472
- Free Care: $5,753,970
- Medical Staff: 242
- Medical Specialties: 37
- Employees: 1,736
- Volunteers: 374
- Volunteer Hours Contributed: 52,059
- President: Claudio D. Fort
- Rutland Regional Board Chair: Michael Solimano