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Awards

Over the last several years, Gifford has been fortunate to receive numerous recognitions for its quality of care to patients, seniors and children and for its quality as a workplace. Below is a listing of just some of the awards Gifford has received as of late.

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  • Patriot Award, for employer support of Vermont's citizen soldiers, awarded to Vice President of Surgery Rebecca O'Berry, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (2013)
  • Hospital of Choice Award, for customer-friendliness, The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (2012)
  • Leadership Legacy Award, for March of Dimes (2012)
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion, awarded to pediatrician Dr. Lou DiNicola, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and the CDC Foundation (2012)
  • Legislative resolution recognizing “the outstanding health care services provided by Gifford Medical Center,” Vermont House of Representatives (2012)
  • Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the nation, The National Rural Health Association (2011)
  • Medical Director of the Year, awarded to family physician Dr. Ken Borie, Vermont Health Care Association (2011)
  • 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care, Becker’s ASC Review and Becker’s Hospital Review (2010)
  • Best Practice for success with vaginal births after cesareans, awarded to Gifford’s midwifery practice, American College of Nurse-Midwives (2011)
  • Runner-up Best Practice for lowest rate of low birth weight infants, awarded to Gifford’s midwifery practice, American College of Nurse-Midwives (2011)
  • Runner-up Best Practice for lowest rate of operative vaginal births (use of vacuum or forceps), awarded to Gifford’s midwifery practice, American College of Nurse-Midwives (2011)
  • Aster Award for marketing excellence (2010, 2011 and 2013)
  • Distinguished Health Professional Award for Advances in Clinical Practice, awarded to Gifford’s Birthing Center nurses, March of Dimes (2005)
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for Gifford's Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph and Rochester community health centers
Menig Extended Care Facility
  • 2013 Best Nursing Homes, U.S. News and World Report (award also received in 2011 and 2012)
  • 2012 Honor Roll, U.S. News and World Report (a recognition given to only 39 nursing homes nationally receiving four straight quarters of five-star rankings in all categories evaluated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
  • Excellence in Action Award, from national resident/family surveying company My InnerView (2008-2013)
  • Nursing Home Quality Recognition, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and the Vermont Health Care Association (2011 and 2012)
  • Nursing Home Quality Award, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and the Vermont Health Care Association (2005-2010)
  • Gold Star Employer Award, Vermont Health Care Association (received during the seven consecutive years – 2005-2011 – the award was offered)
  • Registered Nurse of the Year, awarded to Menig nurse Judy Libby, Vermont Health Care Association (2006)
  • Nursing Director of the Year, awarded to staff member Brooks Chapin, Vermont Health Care Association (2005)
Robin’s Nest Child Enrichment Center at Gifford (day care)
  • Five STARS, Vermont STep Ahead Recognition System (2011-2013)


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