To help consumers find information about the quality of health care provided in Vermont, the state's hospitals are required by law to publish annual reports containing information about quality of care, hospital infection rates, patient safety, nurse staffing levels, financial health, costs for services, and other hospital characteristics.
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 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.
Resources for Vermont Hospitals
The toolkit includes the Hospital Reporting Manual, and a template and files 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