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Awards and Recognition

Central Vermont Medical Center Awards and Recognition

Central Vermont Medical Center's has been nationally recognized by many outside groups over the years for excellence in patient care and satisfaction.

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Vermont Agency of Natural Resources logoGovernor Shumlin Recognizes CVMC for 2015 Environmental Excellence Award

July 2015

Governor Peter Shumlin and Agency of Natural Resources Secretary, Deb Markowitz, recognized University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center as one of 13 recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. Learn more.

 

NEEPlogoNEEP Recognizes CVMC as 2015 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency

June 2015

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has chosen UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center as a 2015 ‘Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency’ for its efforts to foster the economy and protect the environment via its commitment to energy efficiency. Learn more.

 

IBLCE logoThe International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Care Award

May 2015

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Consultant Association (ILCA) recently notified the Center for Breastfeeding that they have received the IBCLC Care Award, a global recognition program, for excellence demonstrated in staffing International Board Certified Lactation Consultants as part of the maternal–child health care team and for conducting breastfeeding activities, promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding. Learn more.

 

Woodridge Receives a 5-Star Rating

November 2014

Woodridge received a 5-star rating in November 2014 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. Nursing home ratings are taken from the following three sources of data:  Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures. Learn more.

To find out how Woodridge compares with other nursing homes, go to Nursing Home Compare.

 

CVMC Voted Best Hospital (and BEST PLACE TO WORK 2015!)

Best of the Best 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

In the annual survey conducted by the Times Argus, readers voted CVMC the Best Hospital for the fourth year in a row. In 2015, CVMC also won the award for Best Place to Work.

 

CVMC Receives "A" Grade from The Leapfrog Group

May 2013 | June 2012

CVMC is among a select group of hospitals that received an "A" grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a leading healthcare and safety organization. Less than a third of all hospitals rated by The Leapfrog Group received this exceptional distinction. Find out more

 

CVMC Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

May 2013

Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

 

Accredited by the Joint Commission for a Three Year Accreditation Cycle

January 2013

Central Vermont Hospital and the Central Vermont Medical Group Practices were accredited by the Joint Commission in January 2013 for a three year accreditation cycle.

Joint Commission Accreditation is the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping “Seal of Approval” for medical centers. The Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. Participating in the Joint Commission accreditations process is one measure of how CVMC continuously strives to improve the safety and quality of care provided to its patients.

 

Central Vermont Medical Center receives Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Accreditation Approval

January 2013

The American College of Radiology’s Committee on MRI Accreditation has GRANTED ACCREDITATION to CVMC's Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit for a period of three years. Accreditation is granted to facilities that have met all of the testing criteria established by the ACR Committee on MRI Accreditation for 1) clinical image quality and 2) phantom image quality. Learn more about the ACR.

 

Central Vermont Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

September 2012

Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. CVMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

“Central Vermont Medical Center is being recognized for superior patient care in the areas of pneumonia and surgical care,” said Judy Tartaglia, CVMC President and CEO. “I extend my congratulations to everyone at CVMC  for continuing to provide outstanding patient care to the residents of our community.”

 

Consumer Reports Ranks Hospital Safety

August 2012

In the Consumer Reports magazine August 2012 issue, Consumer Reports for the first time rated hospitals for safety. It includes information from government and independent sources on 1,159 hospitals in 44 states. For this article, they also interviewed patients, physicians, hospital administrators, and safety experts; reviewed medical literature; and looked at hospital inspections and investigations.

According to the magazine’s information about the ratings, Consumer Reports looked at six categories of hospital safety:  infections, readmissions, communication, scanning, complications and mortality. Click here to see how CVMC ranks.

 

Commission on Cancer Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons

June 2012

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Central Vermont Medical Center.

The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Accreditation by the CoC is given to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that have undergone a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

 

Woodridge Receives a 5-Star Rating

April 2012

Woodridge received a 5-star rating for April 2012 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. Nursing home ratings are taken from the following three sources of data:  Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures. 

To find out how Woodridge compares with other nursing homes, go to Nursing Home Compare.

 

CVMC's National Life Cancer Treatment Center is the State of Vermont’s only ACR-ASTRO Accredited program

November 2011

The National Life Cancer Treatment Center at Central Vermont Medical center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR and ASTRO after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.

 

Avatar 2010 Exceeding Patient Expectations Award

July 2011

Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services, recognized Central Vermont Medical Center with the Avatar 2010 Exceeding Patient Expectations award, comparing CVMC to more than 400 hospitals across the United States.

According to David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO of Avatar, “Exceeding a patient’s expectations reflects an inherent sense of compassion. Central Vermont Medical Center has succeeded in its aim to putting the needs of the patient first.”