slides: Top 10 Hospitals in Vermont Rated By Patients

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


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See which of Vermont's hospitals make GoLocal's 2014 List for Best Hospitals Rated By Patients.

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Using the latest results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems , also known as the HCAHPS Survey, GoLocal has created a ranking of New England's Best Hospitals Rated by Patients.

Read more about GoLocal's methodology here

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#10 Gifford Medical Center

Gifford Medical Center

Randolph, VT 

New England Rank: 96

No. of Beds: N/A

For more than 110 years, Gifford Medical Center has been providing medical care to the people of the White River Valley and central Vermont regions.  Now, with nine locations and over 600 employees, Gifford Medical Center prides themselves on diverse specialty and surgical care, an award-winning nursing home, and a renowned Birthing Center among their many top quality services.

Highlights: 78% of patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well.

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#9 North Country Hospital and Health Center

North Country Hospital and Health Center

Newport, VT 

New England Rank: 83

No. of Beds: N/A

NCH is a non-profit organization that serves not only a population base of 27,000 residents, but also tends to many vacationers, skiiers, and other sportsmen that come by. They pride themselves on their fusion of medical expertise and new technology, while showing the genuine concern and care for their patients.

Highlights: 88% of patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home.

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#8 Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland, VT

New England Rank: 75

No. of Beds: 188

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been providing top quality care to its patients for more than 100 years.  They are the biggest community hospital in Vermont and the second largest in the state.  The hospital employs over 1,600 professional and support staff members and works with 221 providers of 36 varying specialty areas.

Highlights: 89% of patients who reported that YES,they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home.

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#7 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Brattleboro, VT 

New England Rank: 73

No. of Beds: 61

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital serves a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns between Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  The medical staff includes 137 board-certified physicians, both primary care and many specialists, and its 572 employees enjoy the help of over 110 active volunteers.

Highlights: 81% of patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well.

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#6 Central Vermont Medical Center

Central Vermont Medical Center

Barre, VT

New England Rank: 63

No. of Beds: 122

Staffed with 121 physicians, Central Vermont Medical Center provides quality healthcare for the combined 66,000 residents and workers of central Vermont. The Central Vermont Medical Center offers rehabilitation as well as cancer treatment amongst other services.

Highlights: 81% of patients said that their hospital room and bathroom was always clean. 

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#5 Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

St. Johnsbury, VT

New England Rank: 53

No. of Beds: 25

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is a non-profit hospital that offers inpatient and outpatient care 24 hours a day. NVRH looks for better ways to provide high quality, cost-effective medical care to our community.  In addition to providing its own services, NVRH hosts both the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Fresenius Dialysis of St. Johnsbury on its campus.

Highlights:  There is great communication between staff and patients. 79% of patients reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well.

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#4 SW Vermont Med Center

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Bennington, VT

New England Rank: 39

No. of beds: 99

Founded in 1918, SVMC is the only hospital in Bennington County and serves portions of Windham County, Vermont, Eastern Rensselaer, New York and eastern Washington Country, New York.

Highlights: Great communication at SVMC got the highest marks from patients—83% said nurses always communicated well, and 83% said the same of doctors.

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#3 Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Windsor, VT

New England Rank: 36

No. of beds: 35

Founded during the Great Depression, Mt. Ascutney is a non-profit, hospital and healthcare provider and recipient of the national and prestigious Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. It recently added a rehabilitation unit and a therapeutic pool, creating a niche that serves a wide region.

Highlights: Cleanliness is paramount at Mt. Ascutney—95% of patients said their room was always clean.

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#2 Copley Hospital

Copley Hospital

Morrisville, VT

New England Rank: 33

No. of beds: 25

Founded in 1932, this critical access hospital offers 24-hour emergency services, inpatient and outpatient care to Lamoille County and north central Vermont residents.

Highlights: Stellar communication is a hallmark at Copley—87% of patients said their doctors communicated well, and 85% said their nurses did.

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#1 Grace Cottage

Grace Cottage Hospital

Townshend, VT

New England Rank: 14

No. of beds: 19

Grace Cottage Hospital is an inpatient facility for acute and rehabilitative care. It is equipped with a 24-hour emergency department for critical care treatment, a hospice suite, rehabilitation department and state-of-the-art laboratory and radiology departments.

Highlights: Great communication at Grace Cottage got the highest marks from patients—88% said nurses always communicated well, and another 88% said the same of doctors.


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