RRMC's 'Early Detection Saves Lives' campaign reaches goal

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RRMC's 'Early Detection Saves Lives' campaign reaches goal

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thanks to the generosity and support of the community, Rutland Regional Medical Center recently exceeded its $350,000 goal in support of the Early Detection Saves Lives campaign to bring new 3D breast imaging technology to our local region. The Rutland Health Foundation, the fundraising department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, reported $362,523 gifts and pledges raised as of 12/31/17. 

“Community support continues to make a difference for our patients”, said Tom Huebner, Rutland Regional President and CEO.  “We are truly grateful for the generosity and support received from our local community, our dedicated donors, as well as volunteers and staff who helped us reach this important goal to bring new 3D breast imaging technology to our local region”.

Rutland Regional’s team of caring and compassionate breast care specialists are committed to breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. The new 3D technology will enable superior breast imaging and detection of abnormalities at an earlier stage, which can help save lives.

“With the acquisition of the new machines, Rutland Regional Medical Center will be the first facility in Vermont to have this newest generation of three dimensional technology. This is a leap forward in our technology, and I am excited the community can be a part of it”, added Dr. Daniel Mitchell, Director of Radiology at Rutland Regional.

With the campaign now complete, Rutland Regional will purchase two new 3D breast imaging machines in February, with a plan to install the new machines in late Spring and be fully operational in early July 2018.

To learn more about the Breast Care program at Rutland Regional Medical Center, go to www.rrmc.org

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest health care facility in Vermont with a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. Rutland Regional was honored as the “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, recognized as “high performing” in four procedures and conditions -Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional Medical Center was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award 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 has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the fall 2016 and spring of 2017 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2015. Rutland Women’s Healthcare, a Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center was recently awarded a 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. 

Source: RRMC 1.5.2018