SVMC Renal Dialysis Receives Regional Excellence Award

December 08, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—December 8, 2016Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Renal Dialysis received a 2016 Quality Award from the Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of New England at the Network’s Fall Meeting at the Mohegan Sun Conference Center in Uncasville, CT.

The award was presented in recognition of high standards in data collection and submission. SVMC Renal Dialysis team’s reporting in CROWNWeb, the Center for Disease Control’s National Health Safety Network (NHSN) system, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement Program (QIP) in 2014 and 2015 has placed them in the top 15 percent of centers region wide.


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