NMC prides itself as being a choice destination for patients, providers, and employees. Our staff makes every effort to provide the exceptional care people have come to expect from us – to every patient, every day. 

Awards & recognition

We are honored to be highlighted not only for the boundless care we provide at the bedside, but for all our efforts that make that level of care possible. Listed below are why more patients are entrusting us with their care, more practitioners are now serving our community, and why more providers are eager to join our team. 
   Avatar National Patient Satisfaction The NMC staff has earned numerous prestigious national Avatar awards that recognize our outstanding patient satisfaction scores year after year. Joint Commission National Quality Awards Similarly, the NMC staff has earned numerous annual “Top Performer” awards from the Joint Commission in recognition of excellence of care.  Excellence in Obstetrics NMC’s Family Birth Center and Northwestern OB/GYN have earned the prestigious international designation of “Baby Friendly” (joining St. Johnsbury as the only Vermont hospitals to achieve this status) for their best-practice approach to welcoming our communities newest members and supporting the mother/baby bond throughout the birthing process.  In addition, the Birth Center has earned “Blue Distinction Plus” from BC/BS of Vermont for excellence and cost efficiency! Employee Wellness NMC’s employee wellness program, Healthy Ü, has been honored for many years with the Gold Standard Award for Worksite Wellness by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. Workplace Safety NMC has earned the National Safety Council’s Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. Community Support and Involvement NMC has received special recognition from the United Way of Northwestern Vermont for our long history and recent efforts to support their important work in our community as we partner to improve the health and quality of life for everyone in northwestern Vermont.. Communicating with Our Community NMC’s communications with our community have been honored multiple times by the New England Society of Healthcare Communicators.  Accreditations In addition, our vibrant community hospital has earned formal accreditation from national and state medical organizations. Consistently implementing the best practices, along with a dogged pursuit of excellence, are in our DNA – and have led to these achievements:
  • Joint Commission accreditation of the hospital
  • American College of Surgeons’ Accreditation of the NMC Cancer Program
  • American College of Radiologists‘ Accreditation of the Mammography Program
  • American College of Pathologists’ Accreditation of the NMC Laboratory