To help consumers find information about the quality of health care provided in Vermont, the Health Department publishes an annual statewide comparative report containing information about quality of care, healthcare-acquired infection rates, patient safety, nurse staffing levels, financial health, cost for services, and related information.
Similarly, Vermont hospitals are required to post community health needs assessment reports and its annual progress report; and other information such as public participation and strategic planning methods, hospital governance descriptions, and description of hospital complaint process.
Review and Compare Hospitals
With the data provided on this Hospital Report Card (HRC) website, you can compare Vermont's hospitals, and use the information as a starting point for conversations about the care you and your family receive. Vermont hospitals can use this information to see how their performance measures compare to the state's other hospitals.
The statewide comparative reports, or Hospital Report Cards, are designed to provide a comparative look at many of the measures reported by the hospitals. It's important to be aware that there are true differences in hospitals, including the services offered and the complexity of patient care, that are difficult to capture in data alone.
For previous years' data, please go to the Report Card Archive.
Resources for Vermont Hospitals
The toolkit includes the Hospital Reporting Manuals, and a template for hospital report card web pages.
For information about Hospital Report Cards, contact:
Division of Health Surveillance
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402