RRMC named a High Performing Hospital for Hip and Knee Replacement by US News & World Report

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RRMC named a High Performing Hospital for Hip and Knee Replacement by US News & World Report

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 3:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For 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.

Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to earn a “High Performing” rating for both Adult Knee Replacement and Hip Replacement. These awards were given in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest-ranking U.S. News & World Report awards for that type of care.

“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a reflection of our high caliber team  of nurses, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and staff that we are fortunate to have here at Rutland Regional,” said Claudio Fort, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “Everyone is dedicated to excellence in patient care and improving patient outcomes.”

“My heartfelt thanks to our extraordinary team for the skill, dedication, and unique patient-focus they bring to Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic and Rutland Regional every-day,” said Melbourne Boynton, MD, Chief Medical Director and Orthopaeidic Surgeon with Rutland Regional Medical Center. “Certainly, these awards would not be possible without our wonderful staff.”

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.

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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.


U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Source: Rutland Regional Medical Center