Berlin, VT – Becker’s Hospital Review announced today that the University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) was named to its “100 Great Community Hospitals” list for 2016. The monthly publication is the pre-eminent source of cutting-edge business and legal information for health care industry leaders.
The “community hospitals” on the list all have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs, and are spread across the country. Regardless of their location, Becker’s regards them as a vital part of their respective communities.
“This is a huge honor for CVMC,” said Judy Tartaglia, UVMHN - CVMC President and CEO. “Our employees and providers work hard every day to bring the best health care possible to our community, and to be recognized nationally in this way is a true achievement.”
The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from various quality organizations. UVM Health Network - CVMC earned recognition from two of these important groups recently.
The Leapfrog Group awarded the medical center an “A” Hospital Safety Score in April. Leapfrog is recognized as the gold standard in patient safety and uses national measurement and reporting programs to assign letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals. The Leapfrog Group grades hospitals on their success in keeping patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
iVantage Health Analytics also recently named UVM Health Network - CVMC a 2016 “Top U.S. Rural & Community Hospital.” The award compares hospitals nationally across a continuum of financial, value based and market driven indicators. It includes measurements from “nine pillars” of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability.
UVM Health Network - CVMC is located in Berlin, Vt. and serves the 66,000 people of central Vermont.
About the University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is a five-hospital system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. The partners are:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
- The University of Vermont - Alice Hyde Medical Center
Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.