Vermont Business Magazine – by Gerianne Smart Marketing & Public Relation Manager Rutland Regional Medical Center. Rutland Regional Medical Center was established in 1896 with a handful of docs, one nurse and some dozen sufferers. Today Rutland Regional is Vermont’s largest group hospital serving over 228,000 sufferers a yr with the experience and distinctive caring of over 250 medical employees and 1,300 further personnel.
Rutland Regional’s progress has all the time considered the wants of the group. As the health wants elevated and extra specialty providers have been required, Rutland Regional added specialty clinics to deal with these wants. Currently, there are 37 specialty clinics beneath the larger Rutland Regional umbrella of providers. These clinics cowl many points of health together with diabetes, coronary heart, joints, kidney, allergic reactions, sleep issues, basic surgical procedure, women’s health, most cancers, habit and restoration. The hospital additionally boasts an Emergency Department that’s presently present process Phase II of a $6 million+ enlargement to satisfy the wants of this busy and numerous group.
The focus of Rutland Regional is to assist our sufferers get higher, however we additionally search for methods to help individuals in staying wholesome
“We want to be known for being more than a place where we ‘fix people once they are broken,” said Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional. “We want to be a place that is also known for increasing the overall health and wellness of the people in our community.”
Rutland Regional’s dedication to group health exhibits up in some ways. All yr lengthy the hospital sponsors group occasions and facilitates quite a lot of workshops and courses for the general public, all aimed toward enhancing one’s information of specific health subjects. Classes and workshops are led by physicians and different practitioners, are open to the general public and are virtually all the time free and/or low value. Topics range and embrace tobacco cessation, weight reduction, vitamin, coronary heart health, bronchial asthma, coping with continual ache and extra. The courses sometimes happen on the CVPS/ Leahy Community Education Center on the hospital. Additional courses and workshops happen in and across the Rutland space and as far north as Brandon and as far south as Manchester.
As a means to offer schooling instruments for individuals inside our group and past, we produce a free month-to-month eNewsletter referred to as “He@lthy Together” the place greater than 12,000 subscribers obtain health ideas and wellness info in addition to wholesome recipes. This handy instructional software permits us to ship useful info to individuals ‘where they live’ to allow them to learn it at their comfort.
The hospital is open to the group 24/7 however what some individuals might not know is that through the years, Rutland Regional has reworked a few of its 120+ acres into public areas for train and outside enjoyment. Surrounding the primary hospital are lovely gardens, strolling paths and reflection areas that present outside areas for individuals to take pleasure in and chill out. There can also be the favored ¼ mile strolling/jogging path on the east aspect of the campus referred to as “The Loop.” In the midst of the loop area is 2+ acre backyard that was planted this previous spring by a number of hundred grade faculty college students from the world. These similar college students returned this fall and picked pumpkins and performed within the sunflower maze created by our companions at Carpenter and Costin Landscaping. All of this, in addition to further initiatives and outside occasions occurring year-round, is a part of the 802Go! Family Fun within the Great Outdoors program, an ongoing collaborative partnership between the hospital, Carpenter and Costin Landscaping, the Come Alive Outside initiative, the College of St. Joseph’s Marble Valley Grows, Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum.
Rutland Regional can also be a gathering place for group members. It just isn’t uncommon to see individuals having fun with the scrumptious, nutritious and regionally sourced meals that’s ready day-after-day within the hospital’s meals courtroom. It has become fairly the gathering spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, the group enjoys purchasing within the newly expanded present store and pharmacy for not solely the comfort it presents for prescriptions, but in addition for the eclectic present choice it offers.
Rutland Regional Medical Center is all this and extra however you don’t need to take our phrase for it. You want solely analysis a few of the 17 nationwide awards and recognitions the hospital has acquired in simply the previous two years to know our unwavering dedication to being one of the best group healthcare system in New England. To us, these awards are a option to ‘test’ ourselves towards the standard of care offered throughout the nation. These recognitions additionally remind us, and members of our group, that taking good care of the individuals of the Rutland Region is a privilege.
Learn extra about Rutland Regional Medical Center at rrmc.org.