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You can be a hero: Saving lives through organ and tissue donation

One organ and tissue donor can save up to eight lives and restore health to 50 others. Unfortunately, every day 21 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Join Rutland Regional Medical Center for an overview of organ and tissue donation and transplantation on April 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Center in Rutland.

Shaina Kaye, Hospital and Community Service Specialist from the Center for Donation & Transplant, New York and Vermont and Kerry Ellis of Rutland Regional Medical Center's Marrow Donor Program will be joined by Jim Grout of Westminster, Vermont who will share a personal experience when his son became an organ donor.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register online at www.RRMC.org or call 802-772-2400.

Rutland Regional Medical Center receives Workplace Transformation Award from The Advisory Board Company

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been awarded The Advisory Board Company's 2016 Workplace Transformation Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement.

"Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage," said Steven Berkow, Executive Director, Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company. "With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire an increasing level of engagement in their staff – among the largest transformations across the country."

Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. The award recognizes Rutland Regional's commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.

"We are honored to receive this award from The Advisory Board. Transforming our workforce started with a bold vision and a laser focus on caring for our staff, our patients and the community," said Tom Huebner, CEO and President of Rutland Regional. "This award is a testament to how our staff has embraced that vision and has demonstrated these values in their actions."

Rutland Regional is one of five organizations nationwide to receive the award.

Rutland Regional Medical Center hosts Project Vision's Photo Voice Project

Rutland Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Project Vision, will host a reception featuring the work of Project Vision's Photo Voice Project on April 6 from noon to 1 p.m. at Rutland Regional Medical Center. The public is invited to meet the photographers and hear remarks from Tom Huebner of Rutland Regional, Scott Tucker and Mary Cohen of Project Vision and photography coordinator Donna Goodhale.

Project Vision's Photo Voice photographs are on display at Rutland Regional on the main floor for the next few months. The Photo Voice project highlights the work of nine residents of Rutland's northwest neighborhood as they captured gritty, hopeful and inspiring moments. The nine photographers includes: Sherri Durgin-Campbell, a mediator; Sharon Davis, RN, Rutland City Alderwoman; sisters Elivia and Evangeline Lapre, middle school students; Stacie Mincher, artist; Cindy Murray, teacher; Nick Santoro, sculptor; Dylan Smith, a junior at Rutland High School; and James Tibbits, a resident of Dismas House.

"Showcasing the photographs from the Photo Voice project is an opportunity to celebrate the work of these nine photographers and the hopeful and inspirational work of Project Vision," says Mary Nemeth, Vice President of Support Services at Rutland Regional. "We're honored to have this work at Rutland Regional and share in Project Vision's goal to make Rutland one of the healthiest, safest and happiest places in America."

For more information about the reception, call 802-772-2843

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont with a national reputation for outstanding patient care, nursing excellence and innovation.US News & World Report has recognized Rutland Regional as one of America's Best Hospitals to receive common care, and Healthgrades® named Rutland Regional among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, along with "high performing" designations for its clinical performance in Pacemaker Procedures, Prostate Surgery and Total Knee Replacement. Recently designated for a second time, Rutland Regional is a Magnet® hospital, providing the highest level of recognition for quality nursing care. For more information visit us on the web at www.RRMC.org


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