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Rutland Regional, G.E. Healthcare to showcase technology

RUTLAND - G.E. Healthcare announced Oct. 17 an agreement with Rutland Regional Medical Center to develop a Community Hospital Showcase program and highlight the facility as a national host site for visiting community hospitals.

The agreement will leverage G.E.'s extensive portfolio and Rutland Regional's best practices to create a national blueprint for institutions that use technology to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.

"Rutland Regional has advanced the role of technology to help optimize processes, connect caregivers and further medical advancements," said Mark Vachon, president andCEO, G.E. Healthcare Americas. "...Our collaboration with Rutland Regional to help further promote how technology and process innovation within community hospitals can positively impact clinical performance."

"This agreement with G.E. Healthcare underscores our commitment to utilize advanced technology for improving outcomes in the communities we serve," said Barb Robinson, vice president of clinical services, Rutland Regional Medical Center. "Our partnership will be a key differentiator as we continue to upgrade our technology and implement G.E.'s broad suite of technology and services, including the use of digital, portable imaging technology at the point of care, the integration of information systems and sharing of patient data, and implementation of a multi-vendor service agreement with G.E."

The second largest hospital in rural Vermont, Rutland Regional provides patients with some of the most advanced technology currently available in New England. The radiology department supports 30 specialized services, including the growing needs of its trauma, breast care, orthopedic and cancer center services.

As part of the agreement, Rutland Regional will demonstrate to visiting clinicians and administrators how technology helps optimize performance and coordinate care. Rutland Regional will showcase G.E.'s broad range of solutions including diagnostic imaging equipment, clinical services, and information technology and how the facility uses G.E.'s imaging technology, such as SPECT/CT and Breast MRI, to differentiate the health system, enhance service lines and improve health outcomes.

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