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RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FITNESS CAMP FOR YOUTH IN WILMINGTON

Wilmington Public Library Hosts Health Education Camp in August

Posted: July 24, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 24, 2014) - With just a few weeks of summer vacation left, many parents are looking for new activities to keep their children entertained. This summer, young people in Wilmington can have fun and learn more about getting Fit4Life with Riverside Medical Center.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER'S HISTORY NOW PART OF COUNTY MUSEUM

Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of Caring, Commitment and Community

Posted: July 22, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 22, 2014) - Many community members consider Riverside Medical Center theirs--and they should. Riverside was built by the community with the intentions of providing the best possible care to those in the area. Now 50 years later, Riverside is offering award-winning care throughout more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED AT TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS 100 TOP HOSPITALS SUMMIT

Senior Leadership Present to Accept Award

Posted: July 11, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 11, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center was presented with the 2014 Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals award at the 21st annual 100 Top Hospitals Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. The award was presented by Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO, during the more ...


RIVERSIDE'S STROKE SUPPORT GROUP OFFERS SURVIVORS AND FAMILIES COMPASSION AND ASSISTANCE

Riverside Medical Center Offers a Group to Answer All of Your Questions

Posted: July 09, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 9, 2014) - A stroke can be a devastating life event for a survivor and his or her family. The recovery process can feel like an anxious and lonely path - it's a good thing stroke survivors are not alone at Riverside Medical Center.  more ...


RIVERSIDE BUILDS CRISIS RESIDENTIAL CENTER

Creates Area Jobs and Provides Around the Clock Care

Posted: July 07, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 7, 2014) - For those in our community dealing with behavioral health concerns for themselves, family members or friends, it can be a challenge knowing where to turn when a crisis strikes. Riverside HealthCare is pleased to announce the opening of the Crisis Residential Center for more ...


RIVERSIDE IMMEDIATE CARE NOW OPEN IN GILMAN

Join Us for Family Fun Day July 26

Posted: July 02, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 2, 2014) - Summer time can be filled with bug bites, stuffy noses or sprained ankles, but immediate care is near. Riverside Immediate Care is pleased to announce that quick attention and care for injuries, illnesses and more is now available at our newest location in Gilman.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED MORE THAN $42.8 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

2013 Community Benefit Report Released

Posted: July 01, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 1, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is committed to bringing health, healing and access to quality care for those living throughout the region. In 2013, this commitment continued as Riverside not only expanded existing services, but added new programs as well, providing more than more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER'S INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES DON'T SKIP A BEAT

Transforming Cardiac Care in Our Community

Posted: June 19, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 19, 2014) - Providing for the community is Riverside's focus. Getting you back to what you love is our goal. Those two concepts are even more apparent with the new state-of-the-art technology Riverside has installed in its next generation hybrid cath suite.  more ...


GOT ALLERGIES? GET TESTED AND ENJOY RELIEF.

Riverside Medical Center Offering Allergy Testing and Asthma Management Clinic

Posted: June 13, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 13, 2014) - News reports say this summer will have the worst pollen count in 20 years, but don't let that keep you trapped indoors all season. Riverside Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists are offering an Allergy Testing and Asthma Management Clinic.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION CLASS

Dr. Ahmed Discusses Ins and Outs of Bariatric Surgery

Posted: June 06, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 6, 2014) - Obesity and weight loss are buzz words everywhere you look. And navigating the many different options for weight-loss surgeries can be tough--Riverside Medical Center offers several programs and treatment options that may help. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AMBULANCE RECEIVES AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S MISSION: LIFELINE EMS RECOGNITION AWARD

Advancing the Care of Heart Attack Patients

Posted: May 28, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 28, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center Ambulance has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe  more ...


THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW...ONSCREEN

Riverside's Telemedicine Program Connects Patients, Providers and Communities

Posted: May 23, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 23, 2014) - Many of us use Apple's popular FaceTime app on our smartphones or tablets to stay connected with friends and family or Skype with those in far off places from our iPad and iPhone. Now Riverside Medical Center is taking FaceTime out of the family room and in more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NAMED GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN HEALTHCARE

Becker's Names 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Posted: May 22, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 22, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center's focus on professional development opportunities, wellness initiatives and work environments promoting employee satisfaction has not gone unrecognized. Becker's Healthcare has named Riverside Medical Center on its list of "150 Great Places more ...


RIVERSIDE HIRES VICE PRESIDENT OF RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Andrea McKay Named to Senior Leadership Team

Posted: May 21, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 21, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Andrea McKay, MBA, MAOM, to its administration as Vice President of Riverside Medical Group.  more ...


RIVERSIDE CORPORATE HEALTH BECOMES RIVERSIDE WORKFORCE HEALTH

Working With Organizations to Help Keep Employees Healthy

Posted: May 15, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 15, 2014) - Riverside Corporate Health is changing its name to Riverside WorkForce Health to more accurately reflect the broad array of increased services it offers. Riverside WorkForce Health works with organizations to put well within reach for their employees through access to  more ...


CELEBRATE CANCER SURVIVORS' DAY WITH RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute Hospital a Celebration of Life

Posted: May 15, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 15, 2014) - There are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the National Cancer Institute--early detection, advancements in technology and the dedication of individuals, caregivers and more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION CLASS

Dr. Ahmed Discusses Ins and Outs of Bariatric Surgery

Posted: May 14, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 14, 2014) - Obesity and weight loss are buzz words everywhere you look. And navigating the many different options for weight-loss surgeries can be tough--Riverside Medical Center offers several programs and treatment options that may help.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES NURSES WEEK

National Nurses Week Recognizes Commitment of Nurses

Posted: May 09, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 9, 2014) - As National Nurses Week wraps up, Riverside Medical Center celebrates the men and women on the front lines of quality care at our facilities across the region. Nurses are the cornerstone of healthcare and lead the way in providing care that impacts positive outcomes.  more ...


SIMPLE, PAINLESS SCREENING COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE FROM STROKE

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Posted: May 08, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 8, 2014) - Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Riverside Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center and is offering a simple, painless Carotid Artery screening that can ease your mind and id more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OPENS AMBULATORY LUNG CLINIC

Lifestyle Education and Support to Help Those with Chronic Lung Conditions

Posted: May 07, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 7, 2014) - If you or someone you care about is living with a chronic lung disease, you know that it can be hard doing things that used to be easy. Climbing stairs, keeping up with your kids or grandkids or playing a round of golf with friends can become difficult and draining. more ...


RIVERSIDE IMMEDIATE CARE TO OPEN IN GILMAN

Riverside Medical Center Offers Facility in Doc's Drugs

Posted: May 01, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 1, 2014) -When you don't feel well, the last thing you want to do is wait around for the doctor's office to open. Coming this summer, there's no reason to wait. Riverside Medical Center is reaching out to the Gilman area to provide its remarkable experience in an Immediate C more ...


RIVERSIDE WOUND CENTER PHYSICIAN EARNS SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION

Hospital's Providers Continue Offering Excellence

Posted: May 01, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 2, 2014) - Dr. Asima Hussaini medical director of the Riverside Wound Center was recently certified through the National Alliance of Wound Care with her Wound Care Certification (WCC). This is the number one wound care credential in the United States.  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S LAUREN MANSELL RECEIVES FIRST PELVIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

New Certification Benefits Men and Women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Posted: May 01, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 2, 2014) - Providing excellent care is Riverside Medical Center's primary focus. Lauren Mansell, DPT, PRPC, CYT, recently earned the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification. This distinguishes her as a professional with expertise in treating men and women with pelvic fl more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HONORED WITH QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR STROKE CARE

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Recognize Riverside's Stroke Excellence

Posted: April 28, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 28, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke more ...


RIVERSIDE HIRES PHYSIATRIST IM SUN HONG, MD

Seeing Patients at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists

Posted: April 25, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 25, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Im Sun Hong, MD to the Riverside Medical Group. Dr. Hong is an experienced physiatrist seeing patients at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists.  more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS YMCA AND AT-RISK TEENS

Riverside Medical Center Donates $2,000 to Kankakee Area YMCA Program

Posted: April 17, 2014 12:00 am

President and CEO of Riverside Medical Center Phil Kambic presents a check for $2,000 to Paula Jacobi to help support the Kankakee Area YMCA Strong Kids program. Strong Kids allows at-risk teens to attend programs to help them make smarter life choices; and cultivate the values, skills and relation more ...


THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASS OFFERED AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Classes Start Wednesday, May 7

Posted: April 16, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 16, 2014) - Puppy love can be a powerful thing. Research has shown time spent with animals can actually help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and even boost immunity. That's why Riverside is proud to offer Animal Ambassadors, a group of volunteers who bring their therapy d more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER FASTCARE HIRES FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Alison Lennhardt, RN, MSN, FNP Now Seeing Patients

Posted: April 04, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 4, 2014) - When well can't wait Riverside Medical CenterFastCare can help. Riverside's FastCare welcomes new family nurse practitioner, Alison Lennhardt, RN, MSN, FNP, where she will see patients 18 months and older.  more ...


BABYPALOOZA...RIVERSIDE'S READY TO DELIVER FUN FOR FAMILIES!

Attending Riverside's Event Could Win You 6 Months of Free Diapers and Wipes

Posted: April 03, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 3, 2013) - Having a baby can give birth to a world of questions for new and experienced parents alike. But have no fear; Riverside Medical Center has gathered together area experts just to help you on your journey. Attend our second BabyPalooza April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to n more ...


FIND OUT IF YOUR COPD IS GENETIC

Riverside Medical Center Offers Screening Process that Could Benefit You and Your Family

Posted: April 02, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 2, 2014) - Take a deep breath. Was it easy? Or did it feel like you had a champion weightlifter's barbell on your chest? If you answered yes to the latter, you might know what it's like to have COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE RECEIVES GUIDESTAR EXCHANGE GOLD STATUS

Demonstrates Foundation's Commitment to Transparency

Posted: March 26, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 26, 2014) - Riverside HealthCare Foundation recently received GuideStar Exchange Gold status, a leading accountability symbol for nonprofit information. This level is earned by less than 2,500 non-profits nationwide and demonstrates Riverside's deep commitment to nonprofit  more ...


IS YOUR BABY A ROCKSTAR? FIND OUT AT BABYPALOOZA!

Take Part in Riverside's Cover Baby Contest

Posted: March 25, 2014 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 25, 2014) - Does your son or daughter have what it takes to be a rock star model? Find out at Riverside's BabyPalooza April 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Riverside Medical Center Pavilion lobby.  more ...


RIVERSIDE AND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TEAM UP TO OFFER FREE ASSISTANCE IN INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

Complete Your Enrollment Process March 25

Posted: March 18, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 18, 2014) - People across America have many questions about the enrollment in Affordable Care Act Insurance. Riverside Medical Center and the Kankakee County Health Department have teamed together to help you through any questions you may have.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NAMED ONE OF THE NATION'S 100 TOP HOSPITALS BY TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS

Marking the Fifth Time Riverside has Received 100 Top Hospitals Recognition

Posted: March 14, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 14, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center has again been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM. Truven Health is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.  more ...


HEART BALL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

Riverside Surprises with Unprecedented Good Heart Award Recipient

Posted: March 10, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 10, 2014) - Nearly 900 Riverside fans, families and supporters came together to celebrate the Heart Ball gala, A Moment in Time, Saturday, March 1. The event's red carpet entrance, classic cars and musical entertainment certainly captured the nostalgic theme. Attendees enjoyed  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S ART 4 HEART RAISES AWARENESS AND SUPPORT

Students Sell Artwork to Raise Money for Advanced Heart Care in the Region

Posted: March 06, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 6, 2014) - Art and medicine share many similarities--the artist and physician must possess keen observation skills and the desire to unlock a puzzle be it a painting or a patient's condition. Each year, Riverside Medical Center brings art and medicine even closer at Riverside more ...


WHEN NEW PARENTING GOES BEYOND THE BABY BLUES

Riverside Medical Center Hosts Support Group for Parents

Posted: March 06, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 6, 2014) - The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes that village's job is to focus more on the parents than the baby. Riverside Medical Center has created a new support group to help parents who might be struggling with the adjustments a little bundle more ...


AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT WRAPPED WITH COMPASSIONATE HEALING

Riverside Offers Complete Wound Care Program for Troublesome Wounds

Posted: March 04, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 4, 2014) - Aggressive can be an intimidating word in the world of healthcare. Often associated with illness and disease, aggressive can mean there may be little time or ability to provide treatment. But the staff at Riverside's Wound Center have found the perfect combination of  more ...


SECOND PULMONOLOGIST JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Amar Panchal Seeing Patients at Riverside Medical Group Pulmonology Specialists

Posted: February 27, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 27, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Amar Panchal, MD, to the Riverside Medical Group. Panchal is a pulmonologist joining Dr. Srikanth Davuluri at Riverside Medical Group Pulmonology Specialists (500 North Wall Street, Kankakee). He is currently taking n more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SPONSORS BREATHE DEEP KANKAKEE

Assisting the Fight Against Cancer

Posted: February 25, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 25, 2014) - Breathe Deep Kankakee Founder Tammy Johnson and daughter Alexis proudly accept the $500 sponsorship from Riverside Medical Center for this year's Breathe Deep Kankakee walk/fun run. Breathe Deep, a LUNGevity Foundation event, is a 3-mile untimed walk and fun run more ...


COLD HANDS, WARM HEARTS

Riverside Cardiac Team Celebrates the Construction of New Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suite

Posted: February 21, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 21, 2014) - Members of the Riverside Heart and Vascular team braved the cold weather last week and celebrated with excited hearts the signing of the main steel beam to be used in the construction of the state-of-the-art Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suite set to open this Ju more ...


RIVERSIDE SLEEP DISORDERS INSTITUTE PRESENTS FREE SEMINAR

'Sleep Disorders: What keeps you up at night?'

Posted: February 20, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 20, 2014) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and sleepwalking. Rive more ...


RIVERSIDE AND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TEAM UP TO OFFER FREE ASSISTANCE IN INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

Complete Your Enrollment Process February 18

Posted: February 14, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 14, 2014) - People across America have many questions about the enrollment in Affordable Care Act Insurance. Riverside Medical Center and the Kankakee County Health Department have teamed together to help you through any questions you may have.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HIRES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF SURGICAL & INTERVENTIONAL SERVICES

Local Man Kyle Benoit Joins Riverside Medical Center Senior Leadership Team

Posted: February 12, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 12, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to welcome Kyle Benoit to its Senior Leadership Team. Benoit has been named vice president of surgical and interventional services at Riverside. In that role, he will be responsible for strategy, delivery and growth of sur more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP HIRES PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Manteno Area Residents Can See Lori Williams, PA-C

Posted: February 06, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 6, 2014) - Patients will have another local face to turn to for their family medicine needs when they use the Riverside Medical Group. Lori Williams, PA-C is now accepting patients 18 and older at the Manteno clinic. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER GIVES MORE THAN $9,300 TO AREA SCHOOLS

Scores for Schools Program Earns Money for 16 Local Schools

Posted: February 03, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 3, 2014) - The 2014 sports seasons should look a little brighter for area schools who participated in Riverside's Scores for Schools program. Riverside Medical Center was proud to present the schools with $9,355.  more ...


RIVERSIDE OPENS NEW AUDIOLOGY LOCATION

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held at Meadowview Center

Posted: January 30, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 30, 2014) - Riverside Director of Retail Services Justin Caldwell, Kankakee Mayor Nina Epstein, Oakside Board Chairman Pat Martin, President and CEO of Riverside Medical Center Phil Kambic, and Audiologist Dr. Sadie Braun cut the ribbon during an Audiology open house, located  more ...


RIVERSIDE LOVES YOUR HEART

Riverside Medical Center Celebrates Heart Month

Posted: January 29, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 29, 2014) - Tick, tock, tick tock. Much like a clock, the human heart has a regular rhythm, or beat. With each of those beats the average healthy heart pumps 2.4 ounces of blood, which adds up to 1.3 gallons every minute. At Riverside Medical Center, February is a month to cel more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IS AMONG TOP 5% OF HOSPITALS IN NATION ACCORDING TO HEALTHGRADES

Healthgrades Hospital Quality Report Names Riverside a Recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™

Posted: January 27, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 27, 2014) - Healthgrades announced this week that Riverside Medical Center has received the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The distinction makes Riverside one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical perfo more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER REOPENS MOST OFFICES

Severe Weather is Still a Risk

Posted: January 27, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 27, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is committed to the health and well-being of our patients and the community. Weather forecasters are still expecting temperatures to be at extremely low levels Tuesday, January 28.  more ...


RIVERSIDE ANNOUNCES WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS

Cancellations, Limited Hours for Select Services Monday, Jan. 27

Posted: January 26, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (UPDATED 10:45 AM January 27, 2014) | Riverside Medical Center is committed to the safety and well-being of our patients and the community. Due to extreme weather conditions and dangerous temperatures, the following Riverside locations will be closed or have limited hours on Monday, Ja more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES NEUROLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Jessica Kellett, NP-C Joining Riverside Neurology Specialists

Posted: January 13, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 13, 2014) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Jessica Kellett, NP, who will see adult neurology patients with the Riverside Medical Group Neurology Specialists. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP HIRES CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST

Jennifer Dole, APRN Joins Rush-Riverside Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence

Posted: January 09, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 9, 2014) - Riverside Medical Group is pleased to announce the start of Jennifer Dole, APRN, CCNS-BC. Dole is a certified critical care clinical nurse specialist who has joined the Riverside Medical Group Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Specialists. more ...


RIVERSIDE ANNOUNCES WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS

UPDATED: Cancellations, Limited Hours for Some Services on Monday, Jan. 6

Posted: January 05, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (UPDATED 7:55 AM January 6, 2014) Riverside Medical Center is committed to the safety and well-being of our patients and the community. Due to extreme weather conditions and dangerous temperatures the following Riverside locations will be closed or have limited hours of operation on more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES FIRST BABY OF 2014

Baby Boy Makes Early Appearance to be First in the Area

Posted: January 02, 2014 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 2, 2014) - Nothing is stopping Chanita Lewis and Dione Flynn of Kankakee from taking home their new bundle of joy, not even a few inches of snow. more ...


FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER SEES PATIENTS AT RIVERSIDE'S SPECIALTY SERVICES

Mandi Troli, FNP Now Serving the Needs of Watseka Community

Posted: December 26, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 26, 2013) - Riverside's Specialty Services in Watseka has a new family nurse practitioner. Riverside Medical Center is proud to announce the start of Mandi Troli, APN/FNP-BC. more ...


FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Julia Philip-Kuli is Seeing Patients in Bourbonnais and Monee

Posted: December 23, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 23, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Julia Philip-Kuli, MD to the Riverside Medical Group. Dr. Philip-Kuli is a Family Medicine physician who will have office hours at the Primary Care Associates of Bourbonnais as well as Riverside Medic more ...


FIRST #GIVINGTUESDAY A HUGE SUCCESS FOR RIVERSIDE

Riverside Foundation Raises More Than $2,500 in 24 Hours

Posted: December 06, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 6, 2013) - It all starts right after Thanksgiving. We have Black Friday, Local Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. A new national movement made its way to Riverside this year. It's called #GivingTuesday. The day offers an opportunity to start the holiday season by giving in more ...


RIVERSIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES PRESENTS FREE SEMINAR

'Holiday Blues: Just Down or Is This Depression?'

Posted: November 14, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 14, 2013) - The holidays are supposed to be a happy time with family and friends, but for some it's just the opposite. Depression strikes about 17 million American adults each year--more than cancer, AIDS or coronary heart disease--according to the National Institute of  more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES SAMARITAN DINNER

Bridgewater, Sr. Named Samaritan of the Year and Piggush Shares Grateful Story

Posted: November 13, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 13, 2013) - The Riverside HealthCare Foundation's annual Samaritan Dinner was an emotional night this year. The room, at times, was filled with tears of joy, some sadness and a lot of generosity. more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES NEW NURSE PRACTITIONER

Barbara Sauvage Joins Momence Location

Posted: November 11, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 11, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center welcomes Barbara Sauvage, Family Nurse Practitioner. Sauvage specializes in family medicine and acute care and will see patients at Riverside Medical Center in Momence. more ...


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RECOGNIZES RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER'S RELAY FOR LIFE EFFORTS

RMC Raises More Than $24,000 During Relay For Life Events

Posted: November 05, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 5, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center has been a proud supporter of Relay For Life for many years. While our main sponsorships are in Kankakee and Iroquois counties, many of our community health centers participate at the community level in local town relays. This year the Amer more ...


GIVE YOURSELF A HEALTHIER YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Riverside Medical Center Offers Free Health Seminar

Posted: November 04, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 4, 2013) - The holidays are just around the corner and everyone is focusing on the fun activities coming up with family and friends. Riverside Medical center wants to make sure you're able to enjoy those times for years to come. more ...


BREATHE EASIER WITH RIVERSIDE'S FREE LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS

Celebrating Lung Cancer Awareness Month with Free Screenings in November

Posted: October 28, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 28, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is celebrating Lung Cancer Awareness Month by giving you peace of mind. If you or someone you love has a significant smoking history, Riverside Medical Center suggests you get screened for lung cancer--for free in November! more ...


NATIONAL STUDY: RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NAMED AMERICA'S 100 BEST FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY AND STROKE CARE

Healthgrades Study of Patient Outcomes in Approximately 4,500 Hospitals Finds Riverside Medical Center Among the Best Nationally

Posted: October 22, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 22, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best hospitals for both Orthopedic Surgery and Stroke Care. Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with more ...


DRESS UP FOR RIVERSIDE'S BOO-TIFUL BABY PHOTO CONTEST

Post Pictures of Your Baby in Costume to Riverside's Baby Faces

Posted: October 21, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 21) - Attention all mummies and daddies--Riverside Medical Center is hosting its third annual Boo-tiful Baby Contest and we need your photos! more ...


RIVERSIDE’S DR. VEERAPANENI RECEIVES 2013 DAVID H. SCHROEDER ENDOWED LECTURESHIP

Lectureship Recognizes Renowned Researchers

Posted: October 15, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 15, 2013) - Medical Oncologist Dr. Annabelle Veerapaneni recently received the 2013 David H. Schroeder Endowed Lectureship from the Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute. more ...


WHEN NEW PARENTING GOES BEYOND THE BABY BLUES

Riverside Medical Center Hosts Support Group for Parents

Posted: October 03, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 3, 2013) - Having a baby is an exciting adventure, but sometimes that adventure can leave a new parent feeling stressed, anxious or even depressed. Riverside Medical Center has created a new support group to help parents who might be struggling with the adjustments a little bu more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS "FIT4LIFE" CAMPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Kids and Teens are Invited to Have Fun, Make Friends and Get Fit

Posted: September 26, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 26, 2013) School is back in session, and many families' schedules are overflowing, but a healthy lifestyle should still be a top priority. Riverside Medical Center is hosting a free set of Fit4Life fitness camp for children ages 7 to 15 and their parents.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW PSYCHIATRIST

Accepting New Patients at Riverside Medical Group Psychiatric Associates

Posted: September 24, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 24, 2013) Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Riverside Medical Group Psychiatric Associates team, Psychiatrist Hong Cao, MD.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HELPS AREA RESIDENTS 'STAND TOGETHER' TO PROMOTE FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS

Riverside Celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Posted: September 19, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 19, 2013) - Illinois has declared the first day of fall as statewide Falls Prevention Awareness Day, joining more than 44 other states and the National Falls Free© Coalition in this effort. This year's theme, Standing Together to Prevent Falls, seeks to unite professional more ...


LOCAL PHYSICIAN JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Riverside Medical Group Adds Dr. Nadeem Ansari

Posted: September 18, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 18, 2013) - Riverside Medical Group announces the addition of long-time local physician, Nadeem Ansari, MD. Dr. Ansari is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. more ...


RIVERSIDE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT RAISES MONEY FOR CLEAN WATER IN AFRICA

Jason Peterman, PA-C Raises More Than $5,000 for Team World Vision

Posted: September 17, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 17, 2013) - Jason Peterman, PA-C spends his days working with the Riverside Medical Group Neurosurgery Consultants helping area residents get back to doing what they love. But recently he spent some time saving lives half way across the globe. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S SILHOUETTE PROGRAM WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Mentoring Program Gives Students Up Close Look at Medical Careers

Posted: September 16, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 16, 2013) - Choosing a career in the medical field is a big commitment, but what if you could have a real-life look at that career before making your final decision? more ...


RUSH-RIVERSIDE CANCER INSTITUTE NOW PROVIDING THE MOST ADVANCED CANCER CARE AVAILABLE

Newest Linear Accelerator Offers Powerful Treatment for Cancer Patients

Posted: September 13, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 13, 2013) - More precise treatment for complex cancers is now a reality for patients in the region thanks to new radiation equipment introduced by Riverside Medical Center at the Betty Burch Bridgewater Center for Radiation Therapy. more ...


GENERAL SURGEONS JOIN RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Drs. Paul Rowland and Mustafa Ahmed Partner for Riverside Medical Center

Posted: September 10, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 10, 2013) - The Riverside Medical Group is proud to announce the partnership of general surgeons Paul Rowland, MD and Mustafa Ahmed, MD. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER INFLUENCES HOSPITAL IN INDIA

Representative from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Visits

Posted: August 22, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 22, 2013) - A visiting health care administrator from Maharashtra, India recently toured Riverside Medical Center to learn various aspects of how an American hospital works. more ...


CHIEF OF NAVY RESERVE HONORS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Hospital Goes Above and Beyond to Support Its Service Men and Women

Posted: August 13, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 13, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center was one of 39 employers nationwide recently honored by the Chief of Navy Reserve for the exceptional support of America's citizen Sailors. more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTH EQUIPMENT HOLDS TENT SALE

Clothing, Shoes and Accessories on Sale

Posted: August 12, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 12, 2013) - Are you need of some scrubs? Maybe a new knee or ankle brace? The Riverside Health Equipment Store has just what you need! more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED $41.5 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

2012 Community Benefit Report Released

Posted: August 09, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 8, 2013) âRiverside Medical Center is committed to bringing health, healing and access to quality care for those living throughout the region. In 2012, this commitment continued as Riverside not only expanded existing services, but added new programs as well, providing more tha more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED $41.5 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

2012 Community Benefit Report Released

Posted: August 09, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 8, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is committed to bringing health, healing and access to quality care for those living throughout the region. In 2012, this commitment continued as Riverside not only expanded existing services, but added new programs as well, providing more th more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES A NEW RHEUMATOLOGIST

Firas Sibai, MD Now Accepting New Patients

Posted: August 08, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 8, 2013) - Nearly 20 percent of the American population is affected by arthritis or an autoimmune disease. Area residents don't have to travel for their rheumatology needs any longer. The Riverside Medical Group is proud to announce the start of Rheumatologist Firas Sibai, MD. more ...


U.S. PREVENTATIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS CT LUNG CANCER SCREENING

Riverside Already Incorporates Recommendations in Comprehensive Screening Program

Posted: August 05, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 5, 2013) - This month the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers. Riverside Medical Center proactively adopted these same guidelines in 2012, more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS EARLY

RMC Sponsors Annual Christmas Golf in September Outing

Posted: July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic presents Randy Van Fossan, President of Christmas Day, Inc., with a check for $1,000. Riverside is the title sponsor for the organization's 19th Annual Christmas Golf in September, which raises money to provide Christmas dinner for those who are alone on the more ...


LAREE SHULE, NURSE PRACTITIONER, PROVIDES HEALTH SEMINARS AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER'S WATSEKA CAMPUS

Free Monthly Educational Lectures Available to the Community

Posted: July 22, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 22, 2013) - Some of today's most common health concerns can cause us to ask a lot of questions. Is Diabetes preventable? What is hypertension? How do I know if I have a thyroid problem? more ...


RIVERSIDE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE SITE

Building a Better Future for Area's Dementia Care Needs

Posted: July 19, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 19, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is breaking ground on the next generation of advanced senior care. Assisted Living and Memory Care at Sojourn plans to open a Bourbonnais facility in the Summer of 2014. more ...


SLEEP DISORDER INSTITUTE OF RMC RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY

SDI Makes Sleep Review’s Best of 2013 Sleep Doctors and Facilities List

Posted: July 08, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 8, 2013) - Riverside's Sleep Disorder Institute has ranked among the industry's top sleep doctors and facilities across the United States. RMC's sleep center was one of 40 facilities to make the Best of 2013 list recently published by Sleep Review: The Journal for Sleep  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OPENS IMMEDIATE CARE IN COAL CITY

Visit July 11 to See Facility, Meet Staff and Enter to Win an iPad Mini

Posted: June 28, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 28, 2013) - Don't let your summer sickness or injuries keep you indoors. Come to Riverside Medical Center Immediate Care in Coal City's Open House and learn all about the great care and services that can keep you enjoying life 365 days a year! more ...


RIVERSIDE IMMEDIATE CARE COMING TO COAL CITY

When Well Can't Wait, Riverside Medical Center Offers Quick Care Locally

Posted: June 11, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 11, 2013) - Illness and injuries never happen at convenient times or places. So when they do occur, it's good to know you don't need to drive far or wait very long for treatment. Residents of Coal City and surrounding communities can now receive immediate care at Riverside Me more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERING KIDS FIT 4 LIFE CAMP

Have Fun, Make Friends and Get Fit

Posted: June 05, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 5, 2013) - Are your kids looking for some summer fun? Do you want them to be active and learn some nutritional education in the process? Riverside Medical Center is offering a free 3-day fitness camp for children ages 4 to 11 and their parents. more ...


PLAN AHEAD FOR 'BACK TO SCHOOL' –GET YOUR PHYSICAL NOW

Riverside Offering School or Sports Physicals for $35

Posted: June 04, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 4, 2013) - The last thing you want to do during the "Back to School" rush is try to get your child an appointment for a school or sports physical. Save yourself the time and stress and get it done now. more ...


RIVERSIDE OFFERS FREE HEARING SCREENINGS IN COAL CITY

Let Audiologist Sadie Braun Help You Hear the Sounds of Life Again

Posted: May 23, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 23, 2013) - Have you heard? Board Certified Audiologist Sadie Braun, AuD, of Riverside ENT/Hearing and Balance, is conducting free hearing screenings at the Riverside Medical Center West Campus in Coal City. more ...


CELEBRATE NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY WITH RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute Hosting A Celebration of Life

Posted: May 22, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 22, 2013) - There are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the National Cancer Institute--early detection, advancements in technology and the dedication of individuals, caregivers and more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES VETERANS

Join Riverside HealthCare Foundation This Memorial Day

Posted: May 14, 2013 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 14, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is showing its appreciation for those who have served or are currently serving in the United States military with a Memorial Day celebration in its Reflection Garden. more ...


MAY IS NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH. KNOW YOUR PLAN FOR STROKE CARE NOW.

Riverside Medical Center is Helping You To Make an Educated Decision

Posted: May 10, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 10, 2013) - When it comes to the treatment of stroke, time is critical. Riverside Medical Center has helped make the decision about where to go for stroke care quick and easy by putting together the area's most comprehensive stroke center. more ...


WHO IS YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM? THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREGIVERS IN YOUR LIFE.

Riverside Medical Center Offers Heart Failure Support Group Presentation

Posted: May 08, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 8, 2013) - Managing heart failure isn't easy, but you don't have to do it alone. The American Heart Association says the daily changes a heart failure patient must make are easier when loved ones, or caregivers, get involved. more ...


THOMAS WROBLEWSKI, MD JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Internal Medicine Physician's Practice Joins Riverside's Expanding Network of Providers

Posted: May 03, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 3, 2013) - Riverside Healthcare is pleased to announce Thomas Wroblewski's, MD, FACP has joined the Riverside Medical Group.  more ...


ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND THYROID CONCERNS. YOUR SPECIALTY CARE IS HERE.

Compassionately Managing, Diagnosing and Treating Your Concerns

Posted: May 03, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 3, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the expansion of endocrinology services to the West Campus in Coal City. Board-certified endocrinologist Dr. Rachel Shell, is now seeing patients at the office located at 5775 E. Highway 113.  more ...


THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASS OFFERED AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Classes Start Wednesday, June 12

Posted: May 01, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (May 1, 2013) - Puppy love can be a powerful thing. Research has shown time spent with animals can actually help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and even boost immunity. That's why Riverside is proud to offer Animal Ambassadors, a group of volunteers who bring their therapy dogs more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER FASTCARE HIRES ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PRACTITIONER

Timbolin Holmes, CNP Now Seeing Patients at FastCare in Walmart

Posted: April 30, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 30, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the start of Timbolin Homes, MSN, APN, CNP. Holmes is an acute care nurse practitioner who is seeing patients 18 months and older at the FastCare inside the Walmart in Bourbonnais. more ...


RIVERSIDE HIRES CORPORATE HEALTH ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Working with Area Employers to Create Occupational Health and Wellness Programs

Posted: April 29, 2013 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Larry Regnier as its new corporate health account representative. more ...


BREASTFEEDING CAN BE CHALLENGING FOR SOME MOMS

Riverside's Lactation Support Programs Help Make Breast the Best Choice for Many

Posted: April 24, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 24, 2013) - Are you having a baby? Are you considering breastfeeding? Maybe you're already nursing your new bundle of joy, but have questions or concerns about how it's going. Newborns don't come with instruction manuals, but Riverside more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES WOMEN'S PHYSICAL THERAPY AND HEALTH SPECIALIST

Specializing in Women's Health Issues Seeing Patients in Manteno

Posted: April 23, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 23, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center welcomes Licensed Physical Therapist Lauren Mansell, PT, DPT, CYT, to its Manteno Community Health Center. Mansell specializes in women's health issues. "When patients are experiencing issues that require women's health physical therapy more ...


RIVERSIDE'S WEST CAMPUS ADDS ADDITIONAL PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS

Christopher Miller and Danielle Ratazak Accepting Patients in the Coal City Area

Posted: April 23, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 23, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center West Campus in Coal City is proud to announce the start of Christopher Miller, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, and Danielle Ratazak, RN, MSN, FNP. They will join Dr. Hazel Langcauon, Pediatrician Jane Kapral, MD, and Family Nurse Practitioner Wendy Bingham more ...


WHERE SHOULD I HAVE MY SURGERY? BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD'S BLUE DISTINCTION+® DESIGNATION HELPS MAKE CONFIDENT DECISIONS EASIER

Riverside Medical Center is Recognized for Superior Spine and Orthopedic Care

Posted: April 22, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 22, 2013) - Having surgery in the near future? You deserve superior quality and care. For individuals searching for the right location for their surgical needs, the decision has just gotten easier. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois named Riverside Medical Center a Blue  more ...


FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER WITH LOCAL TIES JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SPECIALTY SERVICES IN WATSEKA

Rick Carlson, NP, is Now Accepting Patients

Posted: April 19, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 19, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Rick Carlson, Family Nurse Practioner, to the Specialty Services Campus in Watseka. Carlson, who grew up in Sheldon, Illinois, has more than five years of nursing experience and spent the last four years working in Rive more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IMMEDIATE CARE IN MONEE HIRES NEW NURSE PRACTITIONER

Laura Healy, RN, MS, CNP Now Seeing Patients

Posted: April 19, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 19, 2013) - When well can't wait Riverside Immediate Care in Monee is ready for you and your family. Riverside welcomes new nurse practitioner, Laura Healy, RN, MS, CNP, to the Monee Immediate Care location. Healy is seeing patients 18 months and older at the location. "The more ...


RIVERSIDE IN COAL CITY IS CALLING ALL LADIES

Enjoy a Free Evening of Health, Wellness and Pampering

Posted: April 17, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 17, 2013) - Spring is here and for a lot of women that may mean some added stress. Soon there will be busy schedules tacked onto the already busy workload and where does that leave time for you? Riverside Medical Center West Campus in Coal City is inviting you for a free, fun-f more ...


LUNG CANCER DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

Learn About Facts, Fiction and Prevention at Free Presentation

Posted: April 08, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 8, 2013) - Lung cancer is a scary diagnosis and remains the top cancer killer in the United States. But what if those at highest risk for developing lung cancer could be screened to pick up anything suspicious early and keep a watchful eye on it? Riverside's Comprehensive Lung more ...


NEW FAMILY PRACTICE NURSE PRACTITIONER JOINS RIVERSIDE'S EAST COURT LOCATION

Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Carter is Now Accepting Patients

Posted: April 03, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 3, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Carter, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, to the East Court Community Health Center. Carter, who has 20 years of nursing experience, is seeing patients of all ages at the clinic located at 1701  more ...


NEW MOMS HAVE QUESTIONS, RIVERSIDE HAS ANSWERS

Women and Children's Health Center Offering Breastfeeding Support Group

Posted: April 02, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 2, 2013) - Babies don't come with a set of easy-to-follow instructions. Sometimes the things we take for granted, like eating, are a main source of concern, anxiety and even pain. Not anymore! Riverside's Women and Children's Health Center is offering a Breastfeeding Suppo more ...


FAMILY PRACTICE NURSE PRACTITIONER STARTS IN RIVERSIDE'S WEST CAMPUS

Wendy Bingham, CNP Accepting Patients in the Coal City Area

Posted: April 01, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (April 1, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center West Campus in Coal City is proud to announce the start of Wendy Bingham, RN, MSN, CNP. Bingham is a family practice nurse practitioner who is seeing patients of all ages. "I aim to provide skilled, individualized and patient-focused care t more ...


IS YOUR BABY A ROCKSTAR? FIND OUT AT BABYPALOOZA

Take Part in Riverside's Cover Baby Contest

Posted: March 29, 2013 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 29, 2013) - Does your son or daughter have what it takes to be a rock star model? Find out at Riverside's BabyPalooza April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Riverside Medical Center Pavilion lobby. Riverside is searching for its Baby Faces Cover Baby on Facebook. Baby Faces fan more ...


KEITH MOSS MD JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Internal Medicine Physician's Practice Joins in Expanding Riverside's Care

Posted: March 28, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 28, 2013) - Riverside Healthcare is excited to announce the addition of two new practitioners to the Riverside Medical Group. Effective April 1, Dr. Keith Moss and his Nurse Practitioner Liz Deck will bring their longstanding practice into the Riverside family. Their current pr more ...


WE'RE EXPECTING... YOU AT RIVERSIDE'S FIRST BABYPALOOZA

Information, Prizes and Games for the Whole Family

Posted: March 28, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 28, 2013) - Having a baby can give birth to a world of questions for new and experienced parents alike. But have no fear; Riverside Medical Center has gathered together area experts just to help you on your journey. Attend our first BabyPalooza April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NAMES WATSEKA SPECIALTY SERVICES THE HAROLD AND JEAN MINER OUTPATIENT CENTER

Group Celebrates New Services and Providers in Watseka

Posted: March 26, 2013 12:00 am

After a generous contribution from the Miner Charitable Foundation, Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka will now be called the Harold and Jean Miner Outpatient Center. Members of the Miner Charitable Foundation board attended an open house celebration where recognition plaque was more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY

March 19 a Day to Recognize Board Certified Nurses

Posted: March 18, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE (March 18, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care: Jenny Rogers, RN-BC 2 Med/Surg Tr more ...


SPECIALTY SERVICES IN WATSEKA HOLDS PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

See All the Latest Services Riverside Medical Center is Bringing to the Area

Posted: March 13, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 13, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka has been serving the area for a few years, but now they have more specialists, more providers and more services because they are committed to the health of the community. Attend our Open House and Health Fair Sa more ...


YOUR NEW FAMILY IS IN CAPABLE HANDS AT RIVERSIDE

Respiratory Team Achieves Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification

Posted: March 12, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 12, 2013) - The birth of your baby should be one of the happiest moments of your life, but in the rare instance your newborn experiences difficulty breathing, happiness can turn to panic in an instant. In the event of an emergency, the staff at Riverside Medical Center has taken more ...


SAVE YOUR LIFE, STAY CLOSE TO HOME

Attend a Free Presentation and Learn Your Risks of Lung Cancer

Posted: March 12, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 12, 2013) - Lung cancer is a devastating situation no matter where you live. But what if it didn't have to be? Riverside Medical Center offers a Lung Screening program that will help you assess your risks and breathe a little easier. Diagnostic Radiologist Ryan Meiners, MD, of more ...


SUPPORTING A CAUSE AS SOLID AS CONCRETE

Riverside Medical Center Visited by Breast Cancer Awareness Cement Truck

Posted: March 11, 2013 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is expanding its Betty Burch Bridgewater Center for Radiation Therpay and Prairie Materials, the company pouring the new concrete slab, is joining the staff in effort to spread cancer awareness. more ...


CARDIOLOGIST PHILIP HAYS SPEAKS TO HEART FAILURE SUPPORT GROUP

Learn About Your Options for Heart Failure

Posted: March 07, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 7, 2013) - Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Riverside Medical Center understands that people living with heart failure, or cardiomyopathy, and their families, friends and caregivers require education, support and fellowship. Riverside's Heart more ...


EAT BETTER AND BE WELL

Take Advantage of the Riverside Outpatient Nutritional Services

Posted: March 05, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (March 5, 2013) - For many food is just a common part of the day, so common they spend very little time thinking about it. For someone with heart disease or an eating disorder, however, food can be a stressful necessity. Riverside Medical Center offers nutritional counseling services  more ...


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A HEALTHY CHANGE? RIVERSIDE HAS THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

Free Presentation Explaining the Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Posted: February 25, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 25, 2013) - Not many people know exactly what the Affordable Care Act means and how it effects their family. Riverside Medical Center wants to be sure that not only does the community understand it, but also takes advantage of it. Join us Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AND PILOT TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PARTNER

Working Together to Provide Round-the Clock Emergency Ambulance Coverage

Posted: February 19, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 19, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to announce its partnership with The Pilot Township Fire Protection District to provide emergency ambulance services for the Fire Protection District. Riverside will now supply one Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance 24-hours p more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES NEW QUALITY-BASED ACCREDITATION FROM DNV HEALTHCARE

Program Integrates ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation

Posted: February 18, 2013 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (February 15, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center today announced that is has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the only hospital accreditation program approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management Sy more ...


RIVERSIDE'S WATSEKA SPECIALTY SERVICES HIRES NEW FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Experienced Advanced Practice Nurse Now Seeing Patients

Posted: February 14, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 14, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to welcome one of its own to the Watseka Specialty Services campus as a new family nurse practitioner. LaRee Shule, MS, APN/CNS, APN/FNP-BC, CCRN-CSC, CNRN, has more than 28 years of nursing experience with Riverside and recently  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PERFORMS AREA'S FIRST LARIAT PROCEDURE

Non-Surgical Procedure Offers Atrial Fibrillation Patient an Alternative for Stroke Reduction

Posted: February 12, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (February 12, 2013) - Paul Rather, of Chesterton, Indiana, was just 68 years old when he suffered a stroke. Fortunately this was a minor stroke with no permanent effects, but since the stroke could be aggravated by his blood thinning medication, he could no longer take them as treatmen more ...


RIVERSIDE MOVES HEALTH EQUIPMENT STORE

Store Still Located in Meadowview Shopping Center

Posted: January 29, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 29, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is moving its Health Equipment Store to provide you with a more convenient shopping experience. The new location, at 44 Meadowview Shopping Center, will open February 15. This is just across the parking lot and north of the current locatio more ...


FAMILY MEDICINE DOCTOR JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Jennifer Powell is New Family Practice Physician

Posted: January 28, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 28, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Powell, MD to the Riverside Medical Group. Powell is a Family Practice Physician who will have office hours at the Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka and RMC's Community  more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES HEART MONTH

Riverside Medical Center is Red-Hot for Your Heart Health

Posted: January 23, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 23, 2013) - February is more than chocolate-filled hearts. Your heart is also very important to us. Join Riverside as we get ready for a month full of red-hot fun, events, free presentations, tips, treats and more. Riverside is starting its month-long celebration with Nationa more ...


AHH-CHOO! HAD YOUR FLU SHOT YET?

There is Still Time to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones

Posted: January 22, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (January 22, 2012) - Flu season, flu shots, flu symptoms, flu, flu, flu. Everywhere we look right now, everyone is talking about the increase in flu cases. Make sure you stay healthy, and if you haven't already, get your flu shot--it's not too late. Riverside Medical Center offer more ...


NON-PROFIT THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM CONTINUES

Riverside Medical Center Sponsors Rider

Posted: January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Barbie Weissbohn, Riverside Medical Center employee, accepts a donation from Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic for Sunrise Center Therapeutic Riding. Riverside donated $1,450, covering the costs of supporting a rider through the program for one year. Weissbohn volunteers and fundraises for th more ...


RIVERSIDE MARKETING DEPARTMENT RECEIVES SIX STARS

Riverside Marketing Projects Earn Six ISHMPR Pinnacle Awards

Posted: December 31, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 31, 2012) - When the Riverside Marketing department puts a campaign together for the hospital's latest advancements and services, the last thing they think about is awards. But awards are exactly what they get, time and time again! The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marke more ...


CHEBANSE BABIES WIN RIVERSIDE'S FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST

An Unfortunate Photo Makes for a Couple of Winners in the Ho Ho OH NO! Best Worst Holiday Photo Contest

Posted: December 31, 2012 12:00 am

There are a few late gifts under the trees of a couple of Chebanse families this year. Cousins Alex Rohr (left), 7 months and Jamison Lewis, 6 months not only made their moms laugh when they couldn't both smile for the camera in their cute elf costumes (inset), the unfortunate pose won them the  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WEST CAMPUS IN COAL CITY OFFERING NEW SERVICES

Imaging and Screening Services Now Available

Posted: December 26, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 26, 2012) - The first step to solving any problem is identifying it. The staff at Riverside Medical Center West Campus in Coal City wants to help set your mind at ease with their latest diagnostic imaging and screening services. Same-day appointments can be available with a  more ...


DR. RAJEEV PURI NAMED RIVERSIDE'S 18TH GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD WINNER

Orthopedic Physician Recognized for Compassionate, Dedicated Care

Posted: December 21, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 21, 2012) - Being an orthopedic surgeon isn't always a glamorous job, but Riverside's 18th Golden Stethoscope Award winner demonstrates such warmth and compassion when caring for his patients that it's hard not to want to be like him. Rajeev Puri, MD, from OAK Orthopedi more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH MORE THAN $6,300

Scores for Schools Program Earns Money for Area Schools

Posted: December 20, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 19, 2012) - The holiday season is a bit greener for some area football and soccer teams. Riverside Medical Center is proud to add some cash to their stockings by supporting local schools with more than $6,300 through Scores for Schools. Riverside awarded $6,370 to 14 area sc more ...


DON'T LET YOUR FUTURE GO UP IN SMOKE

Take Part in Riverside's Lung Cancer Screening Program

Posted: December 19, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 19, 2012) - If you or someone you love has a significant smoking history, Riverside Medical Center suggests you get screened for lung cancer. For just $99, you'll breathe easier knowing your risks. It is important to only screen individuals at increased risk for lung canc more ...


RIVERSIDE BUYS HERSCHER MEDICAL BUILDING ALLOWING PHYSICIAN TO FOCUS ON PATIENTS

Dr. Long Still Serving Patients as an Independent Physician

Posted: December 14, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 14, 2012) - Family medicine physician Jeffery Long, MD, a member of The Medical Group physician practice and owner of their Herscher medical building, has announced the sale of the building to Riverside Medical Center. The sale involves only the building. Dr. Long emphasizes  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH CENTER COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

Offering Care for Women of Every Generation and Children, Too

Posted: December 11, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 11, 2012) - Each generation of women is unique, and so are their healthcare needs. Riverside Women and Children's Health Center offers comprehensive healthcare services and women and children's health experts to meet needs at every stage of a woman's life. more ...


HO HO OH NO! SHARE YOUR FUNNY HOLIDAY PHOTO WITH RIVERSIDE

Riverside's Baby Faces Proudly Displaying Less Than Ideal Family Holiday Photos

Posted: December 06, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 6, 2012) - 'Tis the season for ugly holiday sweaters, silly santa snapshots and the oh so merry family photos. Sometimes, these photos meant to capture the happiest of memories don't go as planned! Whatever the case may be, we want to see your best of the worst! Riverside  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SPECIALTY SERVICES IN WATSEKA OFFERS LAB SERVICES 5 DAYS A WEEK

Labs Complete Without the Hassle of Appointments or Traveling

Posted: December 04, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (December 4, 2012) - Whether it is a walk-in or scheduled visit, Watseka has time for you. Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka wants lab services to be convenient for its patients. Patients can have their labs procedures performed at the Watseka office, located at 1 more ...


RIVERSIDE RECEIVES REACCREDITATION OF ITS CHEST PAIN CENTER

Hospital has Full Cycle III Accreditation with PCI

Posted: November 30, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 30, 2012) - More than 600,000 people in the United States die of heart disease each year. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. Riverside Medical Center is doing its best to help those with chest pain before it's too late. Riverside's more ...


IS DIABETES IN YOUR FUTURE? PROTECT YOURSELF NOW

Riverside’s Diabetes Prevention Program Will Help Get You on a Healthy Track

Posted: November 21, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (November 21, 2012) - High blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight, inactivity and family history help determine your risk for diabetes. Cut down your risk of heart attack, stroke and blindness by preventing diabetes before it starts. Riverside's Diabetes Prevention Program can help more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER GROWS WORLD-CLASS CARE LOCALLY

Mores Specialists, Providers and Services and More Familiar Faces in Watseka

Posted: November 20, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 20, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is expanding the services it provides in Iroquois County. Starting in December, obstetrics and gynecology as well as physical therapy services will be available at Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka. Primary care servic more ...


NEUROSURGERY CONSULTANTS OF RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT KARIM BOUFERRACHE

Award-Winning Neurosurgery Team Grows

Posted: November 16, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 16, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center welcomes Physician's Assistant Karim Bouferrache, MPAS. He will be working alongside the award-winning neurosurgery team of Drs. Charles Harvey and Juan Jimenez, Physician's Assistant Jason Peterman at Riverside Neurosurgery Consultant more ...


CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE JOINS RIVERSIDE WOMEN & CHILDREN’S HEALTH CENTER

Community Women Have Alternative Options for Care

Posted: November 15, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 15, 2012) - Helping women through pregnancy and the delivery process is not a new role for Certified Nurse Midwife Nicole Nettgen, CNM. The difference is that she's now bringing her 15 years of midwife services to the Riverside Medical Group. Riverside Medical Group is pro more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NOW OFFERS AN OUTPATIENT LACTATION PROGRAM

Developed to Support Breastfeeding

Posted: November 14, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 14, 2012) - Congratulations, it's time to take your new baby home! For some parents, this can be a time of many questions and concerns about proper feeding and care of your new bundle of joy. Newborns don't come with instruction manuals, but Riverside Medical Center has d more ...


RIVERSIDE COMBINES PEOTONE AND MANTENO LOCATIONS

Now Offering Comprehensive Primary Care in Manteno

Posted: November 13, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 13, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is making great care even better by combining it's Peotone and Manteno practices to the Manteno location. Patients will now have easier access to more providers and services. Effective November 19, patients can see Drs. Roy Jonas, Micha more ...


'IN CASE OF EMERGENCY' RIVERSIDE’S CRITICAL CARE RECEIVES 5 STARS

Riverside Medical Center Receives 11 Five-Star Ratings From Healthgrades

Posted: November 12, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (November 12, 2012) - When it comes to critical care, the hospital you choose is just as critical. Not only has stroke care at Riverside Medical Center been rated in the top 10 percent in the nation, but the hospital has received 11 total five-star Heathgrades ratings in areas ranging  more ...


SUPERHERO SMILE WINS RIVERSIDE'S BOO-TIFUL BABY COSTUME CONTEST

Contest Receives More Than 85 Entries

Posted: November 08, 2012 12:00 am

Even though former Bourbonnais resident, Jessica Finnin, recently moved to Texas her son, Riley's, superhero smile made him a winner here at home. Finnin entered her 8-month-old son, Riley, in Riverside's Boo-tiful Baby Costume Contest on Facebook and took home first prize. Riley's very detaile more ...


LEARN WHETHER YOU'RE AT RISK FOR LUNG CANCER AND BREATHE EASIER

Free Presentation at Riverside Medical Center

Posted: October 31, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 31, 2012) - More people die of lung cancer each year in the United States than any other type of cancer, yet when it's detected early, there are more treatment options and higher survival rates. Find out if you are at risk at Riverside's free presentation. Attend "Lung  more ...


RIVERSIDE NOT AFFECTED BY MENINGITIS CONCERNS

New England Compounding Center Products Removed From Inventory

Posted: October 25, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 24, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center announced today that it has never used any of the recalled injectible products linked to the current meningitis outbreak. The Medical Center did identify and remove one item purchased from the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the comp more ...


9TH ANNUAL DIABETES FAIR AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Learn How to Start Living With Diabetes November 7

Posted: October 24, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 24, 2012) - Don't let diabetes run your life. Join Riverside Medical Center and the Diabetes Wellness Center for the 9th Annual Diabetes Fair November 7, and receive the knowledge and resources to take control. "We offer this fair to educate the community in the ways they more ...


RIVERSIDE NOT AFFECTED BY MENINGITIS CONCERNS

New England Compounding Center Products Removed From Inventory

Posted: October 24, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center announced today that it has never used the any of the recalled injectible products linked to the current meningitus outbreak. The Medical Center did identify and remove one item purchased from the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the company at the center of the outbr more ...


CELEBRATE RIVERSIDE FASTCARE'S 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH US

Free Goodies and a Chance to Win Prizes

Posted: October 23, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 23, 2012) - Just like the cold and flu season, a year can sneak up on you! Riverside Medical Center's FastCare is celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend. Bring your friends and family to the Walmart in Bourbonnais Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to p more ...


DRESS UP FOR RIVERSIDE'S BOO-TIFUL BABY PHOTO CONTEST

Post Pictures of Your Baby in Costume to Riverside's Baby Faces

Posted: October 22, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 22) - Attention all mummies and daddies--Riverside Medical Center is hosting its Boo-tiful Baby Contest and we need your photos! Post a current photo of your boy or ghoul, 0-3 years old, in his or her costume to our BabyFaces page on Facebook by noon November 1. It just migh more ...


HELP US SHINE 'A (PINK) LIGHT TO REMEMBER' FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Join Riverside Medical Center for Free Public Event

Posted: October 18, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 18, 2012) - Breast Cancer Awareness Month is more than half over, and while the celebrations may only last a month, your health should be top priority all year long. Riverside Medical Center is doing its best to keep the importance of early detection and breast health awarenes more ...


TRUST YOUR BREAST HEALTH TO RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

RMC Named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

Posted: October 17, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 17, 2012) - A simple yearly mammogram could be your best first step in preventing the battle against breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, early detection saves thousands of lives each year, and Riverside Medical Center is providing the best care possible to more ...


RIVERSIDE OPENS CLINICAL DECISION UNIT

Benefits for Patients, Doctors and Hospital

Posted: October 16, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 16, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is expanding to meet the changing landscape of healthcare. This October, Riverside opened the area's first Clinical Decision Unit (CDU), an extension of the Emergency Department (ED) focused on outpatient medical management for patients p more ...


THE WOUND CENTER OPENING AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Advanced Care for Wound Healing Now Close to Home

Posted: October 12, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 12, 2012) - For many people, healing a wound can be much more complex than applying some antibiotic cream and a Band-Aid. It can mean the need for specialized care at a center specifically trained to deal with nonhealing, or chronic wounds. Riverside Medical Center is bringin more ...


RIVERSIDE HIRES NURSE PRACTITIONER TANYA RICHARDSON-BELGRAVE

Family Nurse Practitioner to See Patients at East Court Office

Posted: October 10, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 10, 2012) - Patients at Riverside Medical Center's Kankakee East Court Community Health Center will now be able to see Family Nurse Practitioner Tanya Richardson-Belgrave, NP, for all of their wellness needs. Richardson-Belgrave brings plenty of experience with her after wo more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES NEW FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Dr. Jawaria Suhail Sees Patients in Bourbonnais

Posted: October 09, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 9, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Jawaria Suhail, MD, to Riverside Primary Care Associates in Bourbonnais. "My goal is to provide compassionate care for the whole family and be a patient advocate," said Dr. Suhail. Dr. Suha more ...


CERTIFIED LAUGH LEADER TEACHES RIVERSIDE SUPPORT GROUP PATIENTS

Women's Cancer Support Group Laughs with Special Guest

Posted: October 08, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 8, 2012) - Cancer is no laughing matter, but living should be. Riverside Medical Center's Women's Cancer Support Group will learn just how a few chuckles and some giggling could improve their lives. Kathy O'Brien, a registered nurse and certified laugh leader with the W more ...


DECORATE YOUR PUMPKIN PINK FOR RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER’S CONTEST

Participate in Facebook Contest to Help Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: October 03, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 3, 2012) - A pumpkin, some pink paint and a great message can help spread the word and raise Breast Cancer awareness this October. Help Riverside Medical Center share the important message about the importance of breast health, and decorate your pumpkins pink--you just might  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IS SHINING A LIGHT ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Join Us in Spreading the News About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: October 01, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 28, 2012) - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Riverside Medical Center is turning on the pink all month long. Riverside will be illuminated with pink lighting throughout the month of October. With the East Tower and walkway bathed in pink, we hope to ins more ...


RIVERSIDE'S SENIOR ADVANTAGE OCTOBER LUNCHEON

"Living with Heart Failure" presented by Dr. Philip Hays and Liz Wirth, Certified Heart Failure Nurse

Posted: September 28, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 27, 2012) Nearly five million American adults suffer from heart failure and nearly one million of these patients are admitted to hospitals annually. Managing this complex yet common condition requires the right information and resources. Join Dr. Philip Hays, Cardiologist more ...


BEICHNER AND TIERNEY NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

New Employees Bring More than 70 Years of Healthcare Experience to Riverside

Posted: September 25, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 25, 2012) Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome two new executive directors. Jeffrey Beichner, RN, MSN, FABC joins Riverside as Executive Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence and Ellen Tierney, RN, BSW, LNHA will serve as Executive Director more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

A Journey of Choice, Hope and Recovery

Posted: September 14, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 14, 2012) - Research shows that mental disorders affect tens of millions of people each year and only a fraction of those affected receive treatment. Riverside Medical Center has a team of experts that have been helping people in our region with their behavioral health conce more ...


LEARN ABOUT COMPUTER-GUIDED KNEE SURGERY

OAK Orthopedics Surgeon Rajeev Puri, MD Together with Riverside Medical Center Presents Free Seminar

Posted: September 13, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 13, 2012) - Do you need knee replacement surgery? Maybe someone you know does. It's important to understand that no two knees are alike, but don't let fear or worry hold you back any longer. Learn what to expect from Dr. Rajeev Puri, Orthopedic Surgeon with OAK Orthopedics more ...


RIVERSIDE CONGRATULATES LIZ WIRTH, CERTIFIED HEART FAILURE NURSE

Heart Failure Program Coordinator Receives National Certification from American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

Posted: September 11, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 11, 2012) - Heart failure affects nearly five million Americans of all ages and remains the #1 cause for hospitalizations in the Medicare population. In the course of the coming year, over 400,000 new cases of heart failure will be diagnosed. However, through specialized car more ...


MEN’S HEALTH FORUM AT RIVERSIDE HEALTH FITNESS CENTER

Latest Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction and Male Urinary Incontinence with Dr. Joel Slutsky, Urologist

Posted: September 10, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 10, 2012) - Are you suffering from Erectile Dysfunction or Male Urinary Incontinence? You don't have to be. Many men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED), or Urinary Incontinence. ED and bladder leakage are common in patients due to prostate surgery, diabetes and/or heart more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED $42.5 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

2011 Community Benefit Report Released

Posted: September 10, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 7, 2012) - As the area leader in healthcare, Riverside Medical Center is committed to bringing health, healing, and access to quality care for those living in the region. In 2011, that commitment remained strong as Riverside not only expanded existing services, but added new more ...


RIVERSIDE’S PHIL KAMBIC RECOGNIZED AS LEADER TO KNOW TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Becker’s Hospital Review Names 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders

Posted: September 05, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 5, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center's President and CEO Phil Kambic was named one of Becker's Hospital Review's "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" for the second year in a row. The list recognizes individuals leading prominent American healthcare organizati more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS LAB SERVICES IN SURROUNDING AREAS

Ashkum, Chebanse and Momence Communities Will Now Have Convenient Access to Labs

Posted: September 04, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 4, 2012) - At some point, most people need to have their blood drawn for one test or another. Riverside Medical Center is making this task just a little easier for people by offering locations close to home. Riverside is now offering lab services at several outlying locatio more ...


IS DIABETES IN YOUR FUTURE? PROTECT YOURSELF NOW

Riverside’s Diabetes Prevention Program Will Help Get You on a Healthy Track

Posted: August 22, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 22) - High blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight, inactivity and family history are all risk factors for diabetes. Cut down your risk of heart attack, stroke and blindness by preventing diabetes before it starts. Riverside's Diabetes Prevention Program can help! The Diabe more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES PHYSICIAN LIAISON PHILIP BURTON

Bringing More Than 12 Years of Experience to Riverside

Posted: August 21, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 21, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Philip Burton as its new physician liaison. Burton has more than 12 years of health care experience, mostly in a sales capacity. He also has experience in pharmaceutical, diagnostic imaging and medical device sales. Bur more ...


CUTEST LITTLE BABY FACES BEARS FAN WINS TICKETS

Local Girl Scores Touchdown on Cuteness

Posted: August 21, 2012 12:00 am

Danforth resident Karleigh Rae Perzee is only 18 months old, but so far she does everything fast. She was born on the way to Riverside Medical Center and used that same speed to get ahead on the score board of votes in Riverside's Baby Faces latest contest. The Perzee family won a pair of Bears tic more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WINS GOLD…TWICE

Riverside’s Marketing Efforts Recognized by 2012 Aster Awards

Posted: August 20, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 20, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center can add more award-winning marketing to its award-winning patient care. The Riverside marketing department had two campaigns place in the top 5 percent in the nation for advertising excellence in the 2012 Aster Awards. The Riverside East To more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER COMPLETES EAST TOWER WITH SPECIAL PROCEDURES LAB

Final Portion of East Tower Construction Ready

Posted: August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Physicians, residents, nursing staff and guests were in attendance for the ribbon cutting on Riverside Medical Center's new Special Procedures Lab. The new lab, which has increased in size, now has 12 private, family-centered bays to better serve patients having gastrointestinal, pain management or more ...


AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SUPPORT MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING BEGINNING AT AGE 40

Research Shows Earlier Screening Could Reduce Mortality Rate

Posted: August 15, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 15, 2012) - Traditionally speaking, women 50 years and older should have a biennial mammogram performed to screen for breast cancer. But each year, approximately 70,000 men and women age 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States and 15 percent of those cancers are more ...


LOCAL LEADERS GET WALKING TOUR OF RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER'S NEW SPECIAL PROCEDURES LAB

Final Portion of East Tower Construction Complete

Posted: August 14, 2012 12:00 am

Mary Kohl, Riverside's director of Perioperative Services, and Jeannie James, nurse manager, lead area mayors and county leaders Nina Epstein, Bruce Adams, Dave O'Connell, Mike Van Mill, and Mike Bossert on a tour through Riverside's final phase of the East Tower construction project--the newly more ...


RIVERSIDE MAINTAINS MEDICARE STATUS

Patients to see no interruption in benefits

Posted: August 14, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center received notice Tuesday, August 14, that it has been found to be in full compliance with the regulations concerning Medicare participation. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has retracted an earlier notice indicating possible loss of payment. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASSES

Classes Start Thursday, September 6

Posted: August 10, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 10, 2012) - Man's best friend can provide more than just companionship. Research has shown time spent with animals can actually help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and even boost immunity. That's why Riverside is proud to offer Animal Ambassadors, a group of volunteer more ...


FREE HEARING SCREENING AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WEST CAMPUS IN COAL CITY

Audiologist Sadie Braun Could Help You Enjoy the Sounds of Life

Posted: August 09, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 9, 2012) - Have you heard the news? If you are one of the 30 million adults with hearing loss, you may be missing out on some important aspects of your life--conversations, grandchildren's laughter, or your favorite song. Don't take that chance, visit Board Certified Audio more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS DR. SIMONE IN THE HOODOO 500 ROAD TO RECOVERY

Biking 519 Miles to Support Sexual Assault Services in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

Posted: August 03, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside's President and CEO Phil Kambic presented Marcie Sheridan, executive director of Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA), and Riverside's Jim Simone, PhD with a check for $1,000 to become a gold level sponsor of his 519.31-mile bike ride in St. George, Utah. Dr. Simone  more ...


RIVERSIDE AND DR. PAUL ROWLAND ARE FIRST IN AREA TO OFFER SINGLE-SITE ROBOTIC SURGERY

New Technology Makes Minimally Invasive Surgery Even Less Invasive

Posted: August 01, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (August 1, 2012) - General Surgeon Dr. Paul Rowland is a pioneer. Not only did Dr. Rowland, of General Surgeons of Kankakee Associates, perform the first-ever robotic surgery at Riverside Medical Center eight years ago, he is now the first surgeon in the region to perform yet another g more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES MINI SREEDEVI, MD AS NEW OB/GYN

Dr. Sreedevi Now Accepting Patients at Riverside Women and Children’s Health Center

Posted: July 26, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 30, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Obstetrician/Gynecologist Mini Sreedevi, MD, to the Riverside Medical Group. "I am committed to treating my patients with dignity and respect in a very caring and compassionate environment," said Dr. Sreedevi. "Tak more ...


RIVERSIDE'S CERTIFIED PRIMARY STROKE CARE CENTER ADDS TELEMEDICINE ROBOT

Stroke Experts Team with Rush University Medical Center to Make Great Care Even Better

Posted: July 23, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 23, 2012) - For someone suffering a stroke, time is critical. The sooner you are diagnosed, assessed and receive treatment, the less damage will occur. Thanks to the latest technology at Riverside Medical Center, the stroke team at Riverside can consult quickly with the stroke ex more ...


HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUPER SIBLING

Riverside Medical Center Offers Class for those Expecting Baby Brothers or Sisters

Posted: July 11, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (July 11, 2012) - In brightest day, in darkest night, no baby sibling shall escape their sights! Riverside Medical Center is offering The Super Sibling Class to help young children better understand what to expect when a new brother or sister joins the family and feel like a super hero more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IMMEDIATE CARE OPENS IN MONEE

When Feeling Well Can’t Wait, Get Remarkable Care Now

Posted: July 06, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (July 6, 2012) - Families no longer have to fit doctor's visits for illnesses and injuries into normal business hours. Riverside Medical Center is opening an Immediate Care clinic at 25711 S. Egyptian Trail in Monee so you can get care when you need it. Join us for an Open House, Sa more ...


INTRODUCING RAPIDSERV AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Riverside Rolls Out New Self Check-In Process

Posted: July 06, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (July 6, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is transforming healthcare in the community by offering patients a convenient self check-in process for appointments and outpatient services. Riverside is introducing RapidServ, easy-to-use, stand alone touch screen kiosks at the Pavilion info more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SPONSORS RELAY FOR LIFE

Hospital Presents American Cancer Society with Check for $10,000

Posted: June 15, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic, Director of Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute John Hylton and Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy Maggie Frogge present a check for $10,000 to American Cancer Society's Income Development Representative Nick Allen (far right) as sponsor more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION PRESENTS AUXILIARY WITH STATUE

50th Anniversary Celebration on Display in Reflection Garden

Posted: June 15, 2012 12:00 am

In celebration of the Riverside Auxiliary's 50th Anniversary, the Riverside HealthCare Foundation unveiled a statue they had created to acknowledge how far the group had come. A plaque stating, "From 'Twigs' to a mighty tree, your roots will forever be planted deep in the hearts of those you more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER INTRODUCES LIZY ANDREWS, MD AS NEW OB/GYN

Dr. Andrews Now Accepting Patients at Riverside Women and Children’s Health Center

Posted: June 14, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 14, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is delivering a new choice for women's health in the community. The hospital is proud to welcome Obstetrician/Gynecologist Lizy Andrews, MD, as member of the Riverside Medical Group. more ...


ATTEND FREE HEARING LOSS PRESENTATION AND SCREENING

Don't Let Hearing Loss Hold You Back—Get Screened

Posted: June 14, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 14, 2012) - People with hearing loss wait, on average, 7 years before seeking help. Can you imagine all the wonderful sounds you'd miss out on during those 7 years? You don't have to, Riverside Medical Center is offering a free presentation and hearing screening with Dr. Sadie more ...


RIVERSIDE'S 17TH GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. MARY BELFORD

Psychiatrist Recognized for Her Courtesy, Respect and Professionalism

Posted: June 11, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (June 11, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center presented Mary Belford, MD, with the Golden Stethoscope Award in recognition of her dedication to Riverside's mission and her honesty, teamwork and integrity. Dr. Belford was nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses more ...


RECOGNIZE NURSING ASSISTANTS WITH RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

The 35th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week Starts June 14

Posted: June 07, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (June 7, 2012) - Whether you are a patient in a hospital, a resident in a nursing home or long-term care facility or require home care at some point in life, you have probably benefited from the committed care of a nursing assistant. Nursing Assistants provide as much as 90 percent of more ...


LEARNING TO LIVE WITH DIABETES

Free Diabetes Wellness Open House in Coal City

Posted: June 06, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (June 6, 2012) - An estimated 18.8 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes. Are you one of them? Join Riverside Medical Center's Diabetes Wellness Center for an Open House in Coal City and learn more about how you and your family can live a healthier life with the diabetes.  more ...


DR. RAHUL DEEPANKAR OFFERING SERVICES IN KANKAKEE FIVE DAYS A WEEK

Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician Serving Patients of Riverside Primary Care Associates

Posted: June 05, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (June 5, 2012) - Are you in need of a primary care doctor? Dr. Rahul Deepankar, MD, a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician is accepting new patients at Riverside Primary Care Associates in Kankakee. With office hours five days a week, Dr. Deepankar offers flexible appointment s more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEES LOSE—A LOT

8-Week Weight Loss Competition Promotes Healthier Lifestyles

Posted: June 04, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center completed its 2012 Biggest Loser contest in May with 100 employees loosing over 900 pound collectively in an 8-week period. The competition was sponsored by the Riverside Employee Wellness Program known as REACH (Riverside Employees Actively Choosing Health). Biggest Loser more ...


MEN'S HEALTH PRESENTATION AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Latest Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction and Male Urinary Incontinence with Dr. Joel Slutsky, Urologist

Posted: May 30, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 30, 2012) - Are you suffering from Erectile Dysfunction or Male Urinary Incontinence? You don't have to. Many men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED), or Urinary Incontinence. ED and bladder leakage are common in patients due to prostate surgery, diabetes and/or heart disease. more ...


GIVE DAD A PAD SCREENING FOR FATHER'S DAY THIS YEAR

Riverside Medical Center Offering Free PAD Screenings

Posted: May 29, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 29, 2012) - Forget the tie. Give Dad a Father's Day gift from your heart that will help his for many years to come--give him a free peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening. This year send your dad a free personalized Father's Day card and PAD Quick Screen ($30 value) cer more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES VETERANS AND SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

Riverside HealthCare Foundation Dedicates Flag in Reflection Garden

Posted: May 25, 2012 12:00 am

Veterans, service people, employees and their families watched as the Riverside HealthCare Foundation dedicated a flag and beautifully landscaped area in its Reflection Garden to veterans May 23, 2012. The flag used in the dedication ceremony flew over the United States Capitol on January 22, 2011  more ...


WALKING TRAIL PROVIDES ACCESS TO HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

Visitors, Employees and Community to Benefit from Trail Around Riverside Medical Center

Posted: May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 24, 2012) - The Riverside HealthCare Foundation is pleased to announce that the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley has awarded $3,000 for the River Bend Project. The goal is to create a half-mile, looped walking trail around the hospital by the end of 2012. As the larg more ...


COOKING FOR HEART HEALTH

Chef Bradshaw Presents at Riverside's Heart Failure Support Group

Posted: May 17, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 16, 2012) - The foods we eat play an enormous role in our health, especially when it comes to our hearts. Making the right choices for dinner tonight shouldn't make you skip a beat. Join Riverside Medical Center for the next Heart Failure Support Group and hear Executive Chef S more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WORKERS

Celebrate National EMS Week with Riverside Medical Center

Posted: May 16, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 16, 2012) - They come running if you call 911, but do you really know what the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Team does? May 20-26 is National EMS Week and Riverside asks you to join in the recognition and celebration of those dedicated to providing the day-to-day lifesaving ser more ...


RIVERSIDE DISPLAYS BEAUTIFUL BABY AS NEW FACE OF BABY FACES

Local Girl Wins Cover Baby Photo Contest on Facebook

Posted: May 16, 2012 12:00 am

After an overwhelming vote, Riverside has a smiley girl with twinkling eyes as its new face on the Baby Faces Facebook page. Clifton resident Ashley Collins submitted her daughter Tinley's photo to the contest earlier this month. The cheery 16-month-old's face will be the first thing visitors se more ...


MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Do More for One in Four

Posted: May 14, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 14, 2012) - One in four Americans lives with a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress or substance abuse. Who are your one in four? Mental health and substance abuse conditions are all too common, but also very treatable. Riverside Medi more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SUPPORTS RAY RESOURCE SUMMER PROGRAM

Riverside Donates to Help Community's Children

Posted: May 11, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic presents a check to RAY Resource Center Founder Johnnie Graham-Wicks and Riverside employee Tewaine Wicks to help the center provide the community's children with the skills they need to excel in learning. more ...


BID ON PINK PING 'FORE' THE FOUNDATION

Riverside HealthCare Foundation Auctions a Watson Pink PING Driver

Posted: May 10, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 10, 2012) - Golf fans everywhere know just how to spot Masters' Champion Bubba Watson--he uses a hot pink PING driver. Now you could too. The Riverside HealthCare Foundation is holding a silent auction for one of these hot clubs at its Annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament June 1 at t more ...


RIVERSIDE AUXILIARY GIVES $100,000 TO RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Second Part of Two-Year Promise to Reach $200,000

Posted: May 10, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Auxiliary President Terri Demaray (left side of check) presents Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic with a check for $100,000 at the Auxiliary's recent 50th anniversary celebration. The Auxiliary reached its goal of raising $200,000 in two years for the hospital. Proc more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES HOSPITAL AND NURSES’ WEEK WITH FLAG RAISING

Hospital Proudly Waves Magnet® Recognition Flag for Nursing Excellence

Posted: May 09, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical now proudly displays the Magnet® Recognition flag with the U.S. flag and state flag outside the Pavilion. Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic addresses a gathering of employees and raises the flags as part of the hospital's celebrations for National Hospital and Nurses' we more ...


OH MY ACHING FEET AND LEGS

Free Presentation for Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes

Posted: May 08, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 8, 2012) - Do your feet hurt? Are your legs aching? It could be more than just aggravating pain, especially if you have diabetes. Dr. Jason Serpe, Riverside Medical Group Podiatrist, is presenting a free presentation titled "Oh, my Aching Feet! And Legs! Peripheral Arterial Dis more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER DISPLAYS PERMANENT REMEMBRANCE OF VETERANS

Join Riverside HealthCare Foundation for Flag Raising this Memorial Day

Posted: May 07, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 7, 2012) - Later this month, millions will celebrate in remembrance of those who have fought for our freedom and Riverside Medical Center will be no different. The Riverside HealthCare Foundation is dedicating a flag and beautifully landscaped area in its Reflection Garden to vet more ...


SHE GAVE YOU LIFE, THIS MOTHER’S DAY IT’S YOUR TURN

Give Your Mom the Gift of a Longer Life, Get Her a PAD Screening

Posted: May 01, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 1, 2012) - Are you having trouble thinking of something to get your mom this Mother's Day? Why not give her something that will benefit everyone in her life? This year get your mom a Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) screening and you could wind up giving her the gift of life.  more ...


NATIONAL HOSPITAL AND NURSES' WEEK PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON PEOPLE

Celebrate Remarkable Care with Riverside Medical Center

Posted: April 30, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (May 1, 2012) - A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic comm more ...


CELEBRATE RIVERSIDE AUXILIARY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

50 Years and More than $4.5 Million given to Riverside Medical Center

Posted: April 27, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 27, 2012) - Being part of a 50-year relationship is a golden opportunity. Riverside Medical Center is forever grateful for the support and contributions the Riverside Auxiliary has provided for the last 50 years. A 50th Anniversary Celebration Tea will be held Thursday, May 3,  more ...


DOES YOUR BABY HAVE THE CUTEST, LITTLE BABY FACE?

Find out at Riverside’s Cover Baby Contest

Posted: April 26, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 26, 2012) -- Is your daughter or son the next top baby model in the making? Paparazzi alert--your baby could be Riverside's Cover Baby. On May 1, Riverside Medical Center will start its search for the next top Cover Baby for its Baby Faces page on Facebook. For one week, Bab more ...


RIVERSIDE’S SYLVIA THOMAS NAMED OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF KANKAKEE COUNTY

Celebrating the Spirit of Volunteerism in the Community

Posted: April 24, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 24, 2012) - On the day she retired from a 30-year career in the dietary department at Riverside Medical Center, Sylvia Thomas filled out her application to become a volunteer. That was 11 years ago and today, Thomas is one of the most respected and valued volunteers in the organ more ...


TWICE THE JOY AS RIVERSIDE WELCOMES TWO SETS OF TWINS IN APRIL

Bourbonnais Families Take Home Multiples

Posted: April 24, 2012 12:00 am

Deliveries were happening two by two last week at Riverside Medical Center. Two Bourbonnais families welcomed double the joy into the world just one day apart. Twin girls, Victoria and Veronica Chartier (in bassinet), were delivered April 17 to Brittany Chartier. Mike and Becky Merten became the p more ...


RIVERSIDE NAMES FATHER JOHN ANTCZAK VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Appreciation Dinner Recognizes all Volunteers

Posted: April 23, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 23, 2012) - Father John Antczak was the star of the show at the recent Riverside Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, where he was named Riverside's Volunteer of the Year. Riverside is fortunate to have 300 people willing to share their time assisting its staff, pati more ...


HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUPER SIBLING

Riverside Medical Center Offers Class for those Expecting Baby Brothers or Sisters

Posted: April 19, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 19, 2012) - Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to change the family dynamics in the blink of an eye, the arrival of a new baby in the home can be an exciting and stressful time for all. The Super Sibling Class at Riverside Medical Center hel more ...


EGGCELLENT EASTER PICTURE

Some Bunny Earned the Most Votes in Riverside’s Latest Facebook Contest

Posted: April 11, 2012 12:00 am

Essex resident, Abigail West, 10 months, won an Easter basket of goodies from Riverside Medical Center. Her adorable face and her mom's creativity created a photo (inset) that won Riverside's recent Baby Faces Facebook contest.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASSES

Classes Start Saturday, May 5

Posted: April 10, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 10, 2012) - A wagging tail and cold nose can make even the most difficult day a little better. But did you know that research has shown time spent with animal companions can actually help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and even boost immunity. That's why Riverside is pro more ...


IS IT ONLY HEARTBURN?

Learn About Your Risk for Reflux, Cancer and More

Posted: April 04, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 4, 2012) - Are you plagued by heartburn and over-the-counter antacids don't provide relief? Frequent bouts of heartburn may be an indication that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD which can severely irritate and damage the lining of the esophagus,  more ...


LOCAL DOCTOR JOINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP

Rodney Alford, MD, Offering Riverside's Services to Patients

Posted: April 04, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (April 4, 2012) - Community members now have another option when selecting a Riverside Medical Group physician. Rodney Alford, MD, is double board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. "I am happy to contribute my expertise and experience to the Riverside Medical Group, and more ...


JUST SAY AHHH. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

Riverside Medical Center Offers Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

Posted: March 30, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 30, 2012) - Of the more than 50,000 Americans who were diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck last year, most were unaware of the various signs and symptoms of these often life-threatening diseases. This type of cancer, the sixth-most-common form of cancer in the United St more ...


DOCTORS' DAY IS MARCH 30

Riverside Medical Center Celebrates Doctors' Day

Posted: March 30, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center says THANK YOU to the medical staff for your highest thinking, kindest touch and greatest commitment to excellence every day. more ...


RIVERSIDE OFFERING VASCULAR SCREENINGS IN COAL CITY

Simple Life-Saving Screenings—Now Close to Home

Posted: March 29, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 29, 2012)--Almost everyone in this country knows about heart disease--the importance of prevention, detection, and treatment and the huge impact it has on people's health. But they know very little about vascular disease outside the heart. Riverside Medical Center in Coal City h more ...


MEMORY LOSS SEMINAR AVAILABLE IN WATSEKA

Learn the Latest Detection and Treatment Options at The Memory Center of Riverside Medical Center

Posted: March 29, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 29, 2012) - Unpredictable, frustrating and, at times, embarrassing memory lapses are moments many of us would rather forget. Yet if frequent bouts of forgetfulness are causing you stress and worry, take note-there is help. Neurologist Bruce Dodt, MD, and Neuropsychologist Kirst more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AND UNITEDHEALTHCARE PARTNER

Riverside Services Available to UnitedHealthcare Participants as of May 1

Posted: March 26, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 26, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center has announced a new, multi-year network relationship, effective May 1, giving UnitedHealthcare employer and individual plan participants access to Riverside's services. "We are happy to be able to offer Riverside's remarkable, award-wi more ...


FREE HEARING SCREENING TO BE OFFERED AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WEST CAMPUS IN COAL CITY

Meet Audiologist Sadie Vojak and Keep Enjoying the Sounds of Life

Posted: March 23, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 23, 2012) - Have you heard the news? If you are one of the 30 million adults with hearing loss, you may be missing out on some important aspects of your life--conversations, grandchildren's laughter, or your favorite song. Don't take that chance, visit Board Certified Audio more ...


HEART BALL A 'BIG' SUCCESS IN MANY WAYS

Riverside Foundation Raises $400,000 and Receives $400,000 More

Posted: March 23, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 23, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center celebrated its record-breaking Heart Ball gala, Under the Big Top, Saturday, March 10. This biennial black-tie gala, chaired by Vicki Yates, defined 'big' in three remarkable ways: Largest Attendance Raises Most Contributions The gala ra more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS CHILD NETWORK

Riverside Medical Center Gives $2,500 to Support Advocacy for Abused and Neglected Children in Kankakee County

Posted: March 19, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO presents a $2,500 check to Annie Deno, CASA volunteer coordinator with Child Network, Chris Anthony director of Riverside Behavioral Service and Child Network board secretary and David Robinson, Child Network board president. The donation is to help the or more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY MARCH 19

Honoring 40 Board Certified Nurses on Staff

Posted: March 16, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 16, 2012) - Riverside Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care: Robin Ahramovich CRRN Judith more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS AT-RISK TEENS

Riverside Medical Center Donates $2,000 to Local YMCA Program

Posted: March 09, 2012 12:00 am

President and CEO of Riverside Medical Center Phil Kambic presents a check for $2,000 to Paula Jacobi to help support the Kankakee Area YMCA Strong Kids program. Strong Kids allows at-risk teens to attend programs to help them make smarter life choices; and cultivate the values, skills and relation more ...


TAKE PART IN RIVERSIDE’S EGGCELLENT PHOTO CONTEST

Post Pictures of Your Baby to Riverside’s Baby Faces to Answer Riddles

Posted: March 09, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 9, 2012) - Can some bunny help us? It's that time of year and that rascally rabbit has left several riddles for Riverside Medical Center. Spring into action and help us solve them for a chance to earn some cash. Just one catch--it's not eggs we're looking for! Beginning  more ...


LOCAL STUDENTS CREATE ART FOR HEART HEALTH AWARENESS

Riverside Medical Center’s First Art 4 Heart a Success

Posted: March 06, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 6, 2012) - Home may be where the heart is, but recently the Majestic Theatre was where you could find the heART of many local high school students. Almost 60 students from Bradley Bourbonnais Community, Bishop McNamara and Kankakee high schools took part in Riverside Medical Ce more ...


HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUPER SIBLING

Riverside Medical Center Offers Class for those Expecting Baby Brothers or Sisters

Posted: March 01, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (March 1, 2012) - Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to change the family dynamics in the blink of an eye, the arrival of a new baby in the home can be an exciting and stressful time for all. The Super Sibling Class at Riverside Medical Center help more ...


SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED?

Rest Assured. The Sleep Disorder Institute of Riverside Medical Center Can Help

Posted: February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (February 13, 2012) - Feeling exhausted? Nodding off during daily routines? Having difficulty concentrating? Or tossing and turning all night long? If you answered 'yes,' you or the person you're sleeping next to may benefit from a consultation with the sleep medicine professiona more ...


DR. RACHEL LARDI NOW BOARD-CERTIFIED ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Accepting New Patients at Riverside Endocrinology

Posted: February 13, 2012 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) February 13, 2012 - Riverside Medical Center congratulates Rachel Lardi, MD, a member of Riverside Medical Group, who is now board-certified in endocrinology. "My goal is to provide quality care in a supportive environment, using the most effective and innovative therapies to not  more ...


YOUNG ARTISTS JOIN FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE

Hospital Project has Students Creating “Art 4 Heart” to Celebrate Heart Month

Posted: February 09, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (February 9, 2012) - They often say, "An artist's work comes from the heart." During February, National Heart Month, Riverside Medical Center and local high schools are illustrating this thought. Riverside Medical Center has invited area high school art students to participate i more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IS TOUCHING MANY HEARTS

Attend a Free Lecture about Carotid Artery Disease and the Latest Treatments

Posted: February 08, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (February 8, 2012) - February is Heart Month and Riverside Medical Center wants to be sure you have all the information you need to stay healthy. Join Cardiologist Hershel Wix, MD, as he presnts a free, public lecture, "Carotid Artery Disease and the Latest Treatment Techniques,"  more ...


BETTER HEALTH STARTS WITH BETTER SLEEP

Learn more at Riverside Medical Center’s Sleep Disorder Institute Open House

Posted: February 02, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (February 2, 2012) - Sick and tired of being sick and tired? This February, Riverside Medical Center will open the new Sleep Disorder Institute, and you're invited to check out the many ways Riverside's sleep medicine experts can provide you with sweeter dreams and improved health. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IS TOUCHING MANY HEARTS

Join us for Heart-Healthy Events During American Heart Month

Posted: January 31, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (January 31, 2012) - At Riverside Medical Center, our pulses are racing with excitement for February--American Heart Month. Join us for our many heart events and learn how to love your heart as much as Riverside does! Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United more ...


HOLIDAY POUT WINS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER’S HO HO PHOTO CONTEST

Peyton Clark is Riverside’s Facebook Contest Winner

Posted: January 24, 2012 12:00 am

Bourbonnais resident Peyton Clark, 6 months, was much happier receiving the $50 Walmart gift card from Riverside Medical Center than she was to take the photo that earned her this prize. Peyton's parents, Bailey Boudreau and Kyle Clark (pictured), submitted the inset photo as part of Riverside's  more ...


HEALTHGRADES STUDY NAMES RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE™ IN 2012

Distinction Places Hospital in Top 5 Percent in Nation for Patient Outcomes

Posted: January 24, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (January 24, 2012) - HealthGrades named Riverside Medical Center as one of its Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence today. This prestigious distinction places Riverside Medical Center among the Top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. HealthGrades is t more ...


HOSPITAL STAY AND SNOWSTORM CAN’T STOP PATIENT’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Berry and 200 Friends and Family Gather at Riverside Medical Center for Milestone Birthday

Posted: January 23, 2012 12:00 am

Marge Berry thought she may miss her 90th birthday party when she was admitted to the hospital January 19 with an esophageal tear, but her niece, nephew and the staff at Riverside Medical Center could not let that happen. In just one day and despite a major snowstorm, the large party was moved fro more ...


RIVERSIDE’S MEADOWVIEW PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATES CHANGING NAME AND LOCATION

Same Great Care, Now at Bourbonnais Campus

Posted: January 18, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (January 18, 2012) - The providers and quality care provided by Meadowview Primary Care Associates are not changing, but the practice name and address are. Beginning January 30, Drs. Rashida Downing and Asima Hussaini and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Dena Reddick will see pa more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS ROSIE FUND

Hospital Assists Local Women and Children

Posted: January 12, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic presents a check for $500 to Lori Latham, Rosie Fund Advisory Board president, to help provide Rosie Fund grants. Through these grants, the Center of Hope, Riverside's New Life Center, The John R. Tate Advocacy Center, KC-CASA and Harbor House have provided m more ...


RIVERSIDE NAMES NEW DIRECTORS OF ONCOLOGY, NURSING AND FINANCE

Cunning, Hylton and Schiltz Take on Lead Roles with Hospital

Posted: January 11, 2012 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has appointed three new directors to the Oncology, Nursing Services and Finance departments. Shawnna Cunning, Director of Nursing Services Shawnna Cunning, RN, MSN, PhD, FNP-C, CCRN, TNCC, was named the Director of Nursing Services. She is a Registered Professional Nur more ...


GRANDPARENTS 101 CLASS: LEARN NEW RULES OF EXTENDED FAMILY PARENTING

From Colic to Coping, Refresh Your Infant and Child Care Skills

Posted: January 10, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (January 10, 2012) - The number of children being raised by someone other than a parent has increased dramatically over the last 25 years. It can happen to anyone, at any time, for any reason. According to the Illinois Department of Aging, more than 100,000 grandparents in Illinois are more ...


EMMA GRACE STUART IS RIVERSIDE’S BABY NEW YEAR 2012

Stuart Family Welcomes Fourth Child January 1

Posted: January 01, 2012 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (January 1, 2012) - Coal City residents David and Melissa Stuart were scheduled for a Cesarean section January 11, but their fourth daughter had plans of her own and didn't want to miss a single day of 2012. "We watched the ball drop in New York at home with our littlest then came more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NOW OFFERING PATIENTS CONFIDENTIAL ONLINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS, APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING AND MORE

Access Your Information From the Comfort of Home

Posted: December 28, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 28) - Did you miss the call from your doctor about your recent lab work up? Can't remember when your next appointment is? Riverside Medical Center is making it even easier to keep up with your healthcare with the new My Riverside Patient Portal. My Riverside offers Riversi more ...


RIVERSIDE’S SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVES WIN ‘BEST IN CLASS’

Baby Faces Takes Home Silver Web Award

Posted: December 27, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 27) - If you 'like' Riverside's Baby Faces Facebook page, you are not alone. Riverside Medical Center's creative and unique social media initiatives earned the Krames Staywell Silver Best in Class Award for Best Execution of Social Media Tactics at the 2011 Healthcare more ...


RIVERSIDE’S NASERS NOMINATED FOR WATSEKA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Site Manager Honored to be Selected for WACC Board of Directors

Posted: December 19, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 19) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to congratulate Jennifer Nasers, site manager for Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka, on her nomination for Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. "Having grown up here and understanding how importan more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF SENIOR SERVICES

Michael Mutterer Joins Executive Leadership Team

Posted: December 12, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 12, 2011) - Riverside Medical Center is proud to welcome Michael D. Mutterer as its new Vice President of Senior Services. Mutterer brings more than 15 years of experience in operations and management of long-term care, hospital, community mental health and hospice care faci more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF PHYSICIAN PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

Tanya Stringer Joins Executive Leadership Team

Posted: December 12, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 12, 2011) - Tanya P. Stringer joined Riverside Medical Center as its new Vice President of Physician Practice Development. Stringer is responsible for providing leadership and support for the clinical and business operations and strategic development of each physician pract more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER TRANSFORMS HEALTHCARE—AND SURGERY TODAY

Historic Move into the East Tower Set for This Weekend

Posted: December 09, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 9) - This weekend marks an historic move for Riverside Medical Center. Through a team effort involving clinicians, staff and vendor partners, the hospital will relocate its current surgical area to the 12 new fully integrated, state of the art operating suites in the East T more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AND OAK ORTHOPEDICS CELEBRATE ACCOMPLISHMENT

Riverside Medical Center Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery by HealthGrades®

Posted: December 06, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (top right) shares the 2012 HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award with OAK Orthopedics President and Orthopedic Surgeon Milton Smit, MD, FACS. Riverside was also named One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

Burnett, Christian, Hansen and Landeck Assume New Roles

Posted: December 05, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 5) - Riverside is proud to announce the promotion of several of its employees including a new Information Services director, recruitment manager, employee wellness manager and manager of compensation, benefits and HRIS. Kyle Hansen, Director of Information ServicesHansen has  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS EDUCATIONAL PULMONARY LECTURE

Your Heart’s in the Right Place 2011 Lecture Series: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Posted: December 02, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (December 2) - Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Most of us take the simple act of breathing for granted, but millions of people throughout the US are not so lucky. Their lungs and their lives are at risk. Whether you're one of the 22 million people affected by asthma, have chronic ob more ...


RIVERSIDE’S BABY FACES COSTUME CONTEST WINNER

Biker Baby Wins $50 to Walmart

Posted: November 29, 2011 12:00 am

Bourbonnais resident Logan Sweeney, 17 months, checks out the $50 gift card to Walmart that he won in the Riverside Medical Center Baby Faces Costume Contest on Facebook. Sweeney's photo of him dressed as a biker (photo inset) was submitted by his mother, Amanda Irwin (pictured). more ...


RIVERSIDE SUPPORTS LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH MORE THAN $5,000

Scores for Schools Program Earns Money for Area Schools

Posted: November 28, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (November 28) - Area schools are finishing up another winning season with more green than just grass stains. Riverside Medical Center is proud to add some "green" by supporting local schools with more than $5,000 through Scores for Schools. Riverside awarded $5,100 to 12 area scho more ...


RIVERSIDE RECOGNIZES ITS VETERANS

Saying Thank You for Your Service

Posted: November 11, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center appreciates the bravery and dedication of all service men and women. Veteran's Day is November 11 and we'd like to send a special thank you to all the employees who have served this country. Join us in thanking all of the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom. more ...


NOVEMBER IS AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH: RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WANTS YOU TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE EACH DAY

Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Support Group are Resources for You

Posted: November 09, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (November 9) - Every 17 seconds someone in America is diagnosed with diabetes. By the time you read this paragraph, another life will be changed. November is American Diabetes Month, and Riverside Medical Center wants to help educate you about ways to prevent diabetes or live healthier more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER: ONE OF AMERICA’S 100 BEST HOSPITALS FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

According to HealthGrades®, Riverside is Also Among the Best in the Nation for Stroke Care and More

Posted: November 01, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (November 1, 2011) - Riverside Medical Center was named One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery in a recent report released by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings. Riverside was recogni more ...


FAMILY MEDICINE PROVIDER OPENS PRACTICE FOR COMMUNITY TOURS

High School Students Entertain

Posted: October 27, 2011 12:00 am

Dr. Hazel Langcauon joins Coal City High School Show Choir Member Katelynn Harrington and the high school's Choral Director Bonnie McDowell during the recent Riverside Medical Center West Campus Open House last week. Attendees met Dr. Langcauon, toured the facilities and enjoyed performances from  more ...


RIVERSIDE HOLDS OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE THE DOCTORS OF RIVERSIDE PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATES

Community says Welcome and Thank You

Posted: October 26, 2011 12:00 am

New Riverside Primary Care Associates Doctors Rashida Downing (far left) and Rahul Deepankar (right center) join Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (far right) in saying farewell to Dr. Lauren Hana. The group held an Open House for patients to be able to say thank you to Dr. Han more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SUPPORTS NON-PROFIT THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

Cost of Rider for a Year Covered

Posted: October 25, 2011 12:00 am

Barbie Weissbohn, Riverside Medical Center employee, accepts a donation from Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic for Sunrise Center Therapeutic Riding. Riverside donated $1,450, which is the cost of a rider for one year. Weissbohn is a volunteer and fundraiser for the non-profit program which p more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER DRAWS PATIENTS FROM THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

Traveling More Than 1,500 Miles to be Treated by Dr. Joel Slutsky

Posted: October 24, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (October 24, 2011) - Kidney stones can stop you in your tracks, but Grand Cayman resident Salvador Awe didn't hesitate to travel from the Cayman Islands to Kankakee, Illinois to be treated for his stones. The more than 1,500-mile airplane trip was an easy decision when it came to Awe more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Accepting New Patients at Riverside Endocrinology

Posted: October 21, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) October 21, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Endocrinologist Rachel Lardi, MD. She will start seeing patients ages 18 and older October 31. "My goal is to provide quality care in a supportive environment, using the most effective and innovative therapies to not more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER FASTCARE OPEN HOUSE: NO TRICKS—JUST TREAT YOUR FAMILY TO HEALTHCARE AT THE SPEED OF LIFE

Bring Your Little Pumpkins to the FastCare Open House for Halloween Goodies

Posted: October 20, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (October 20) - Don't let your child's sniffles or that ghoulish cough scare you from a night of Halloween fun! Come to Riverside Medical Center FastCare's Trick-or-Treat Open House and learn all about healthcare at the speed of life--your life! Riverside's FastCare clinic ope more ...


8TH ANNUAL DIABETES FAIR NOVEMBER 2

Free Screenings and Education Sessions for People with or at Risk of Diabetes

Posted: October 19, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (October 19) - Join Riverside Medical Center and the Diabetes Wellness Center for the 8th Annual Diabetes Fair November 2. It could make living with diabetes a little easier. Approximately 8 percent of people--25.8 million children and adults--in the United States have diabetes. An  more ...


PREVENT A STROKE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Attend a Free Lecture at Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka

Posted: October 10, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (October 11, 2011) - A stroke can change a family's life with little to no warning. Learn what you can do to protect your family from a stroke's life-changing effects. Attend the Stroke Prevention and Treatment seminar presented by Board Certified Neurologist Bruce Dodt of Riversid more ...


RIVERSIDE’S EAST TOWER LOOKS, AND TASTES GREAT

Hospital Leadership Celebrates Addition with the Community

Posted: October 07, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center commemorates the completion of its new East Tower with a replica of the building made out of cake. President and CEO Phil Kambic (center) cuts the cake with his Executive Leadership Team (from left) Dr. John Jurica, Patt Marlinghaus, Bill Douglas, Margaret Frogge, Allen Kel more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES EMERGENCY NURSES

Emergency Nurses Week is October 9-15

Posted: October 07, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (October 7) - Riverside Medical Center recognizes the importance of its Emergency Nurses during National Emergency Nurses Week from October 9-15. "The Riverside Medical Center Emergency Department sees about 40,000 patients each year," said Tanya Huston, RN, BSN, Emergency Departm more ...


JOIN RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER FOR AN OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION

Welcome Physicians Rahul Deepankar and Rashida Downing to Riverside Primary Care Associates in Kankakee

Posted: October 05, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (October 5, 2011) - Riverside Primary Care Associates is celebrating the arrival of two physicians to its location at 375 N. Wall Street in Kankakee. Join us Thursday, October 13 for the return of Rahul Deepankar, MD, to the area. Dr. Deepankar, board-certified in Internal Medicine an more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PRESENTS ROBERT G. MILLER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Kambic Honors Hospital's First CEO and President with Award

Posted: October 04, 2011 12:00 am

As Riverside Medical Center celebrated the debut of its East Tower addition, President and CEO Phil Kambic commemorated the imagination, vision and leadership of the hospital's original Chief Executive Officer Robert G. Miller. Miller was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 30 yea more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER EVENTS ARE GOING PINK THIS OCTOBER

To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: October 03, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) October 3, 2010 - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Riverside Medical Center is helping you to "think pink" all month long. Join Riverside throughout the month of October to take charge of your breast health. Learn more about the importance of early detection more ...


JOIN RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER FOR OCTOBERFEST

Celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Riverside Medical Center of Kankakee East Court

Posted: September 29, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) September 29, 2011 - Join us for an Octoberfest celebration of the grand re-opening of Riverside Medical Center of Kankakee East Court. The reopened medical center will offer primary health care services for patients age 16 and older. Enjoy free food, tour the facility and enter raf more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OPENS FASTCARE® CLINIC IN BOURBONNAIS WALMART

Convenience and Quality Healthcare Available at the Speed of Life

Posted: September 27, 2011 12:00 am

(KANKAKEE, IL) September 28, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center is now offering quality healthcare at the speed of life-your life-at the new Riverside Medical Center FastCare Clinic. The clinic, opening October 3, is located in the Walmart store at 2080 N State Route 50, Bourbonnais, Illinois. Riv more ...


IMAGINE HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMED

Come See Riverside Medical Center’s Latest Transformation

Posted: September 15, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 15, 2011) - Imagine a place where the highest thinking, kindest touch and strongest commitment to excellence come together to transform lives. Now imagine that place being right here in Kankakee. Riverside Medical Center is taking the healthcare experience to even greater h more ...


MILLER REHABILITATION CENTER RESIDENT TO BOARD HONOR FLIGHT

Staff Encourages Veteran to Attend in Wake of Recent Illness

Posted: September 14, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 14, 2011) - World War II veteran Harold Milling gets a little choked up when you talk to him about his war days. Just imagine what it meant to him to find out he'd be part of the Honor Flight Chicago. Honor Flight Chicago was founded to recognize Veterans - most specifi more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW PSYCHIATRIST

Accepting New Patients at Riverside Psychiatric Associates

Posted: September 12, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 12, 2011) - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Riverside Psychiatric Associates team, Psychiatrist Dawit Amare, DO, MA, MPH. Dr. Amare received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2 more ...


RIVERSIDE’S CUTEST BEARS BABY ANNOUNCED

RJ Huff Reaches End Zone in Photo Contest

Posted: September 09, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 9, 2011) - Kankakee resident, 7-month-old RJ Huff won the hearts, and votes, of more than 250 Baby Faces fans. Huff was a finalist in Riverside Medical Center's latest Facebook photo contest celebrating the start of the Chicago Bears' football season. RJ and his parents more ...


READY, SET, SCORE MONEY FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

Riverside Medical Center Donates Dollars for Touchdowns Throughout the Area

Posted: September 08, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 8, 2011) - The football season has kicked off and so has Riverside Medical Center's Scores for Schools program. Since the season began two weeks ago, the program's participating high schools have already earned more than $875. Riverside Medical Center is looking forward more ...


LOVE YOUR HEART AS MUCH AS WE DO AND HELP CIRCULATE THE NEWS

Take part in Riverside Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Health Month

Posted: September 06, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 6, 2011) - Riverside Medical Center has named September Heart and Vascular Health Awareness Month and asks you to help us circulate the news. You are invited to events and health screenings throughout the month because we want you to love your heart as much as we do! Start  more ...


SLEEP BETTER AND RELIEVE YOUR SLEEP DISORDER CONCERNS

Riverside Neurology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Specialists Offer Free Event

Posted: September 02, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 2, 2011) - When you lie your head on your pillow at night, are you ever worried about how you'll sleep? Maybe you already know you have a sleep disorder. Do you know how it may be impacting your neurological health? Riverside Medical Center Neurologist Bruce Dodt, MD and  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER NOW OFFERING TREATMENT FOR MILD HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

Riverside Patient is Thriving Due to FDA-approved Trial

Posted: September 01, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 1, 2011) - Sam Townsend just returned from a trip to New Zealand and is preparing to go to Alaska. A few months ago, when he was first diagnosed for being at risk of heart failure, he didn't know if these trips would be possible. Because of the MADIT-CRT, or Multicenter Au more ...


WOMEN’S BREAST HEALTH EVENT: SURVIVING BREAST CANCER

Free Informative Event for Patients, Survivors and their Families

Posted: August 31, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 31, 2011) - If you have won, or are currently fighting, your battle with breast cancer, Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka is hosting an event to help you lead a fuller life after breast surgery. Patients and survivors suffering from pain, swelling, tightne more ...


MILLER REHABILITATION RESIDENT TRAVELS TO CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY

Riverside HealthCare’s Rehabilitation Center Partners with Therapy Group to Make Bob Reynolds’ Wish Possible

Posted: August 24, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 24, 2011) - Miller Rehabilitation at Sojourn resident Bob Reynolds is preparing for a special trip in honor of the memory of his younger brother, with the help of Miller Rehabilitation at Sojourn and Consonus Healthcare. Reynolds, 81, will travel to New London, Connecticut to  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED $40.3 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

2010 Community Benefit Report Released

Posted: August 19, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 19, 2011) - As the area leader in healthcare, Riverside Medical Center is committed to bringing health, healing, and a better quality to those living in the region. In 2010, that commitment remained strong as Riverside not only expanded existing services, but added new progra more ...


RIVERSIDE’S SPECIALTY SERVICES IN WATSEKA RECEIVES PRAYER SHAWLS

The Prayer Shawl Group Donates Handmade Shawls to Patients

Posted: August 15, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 15, 2011) - Cancer patients wrap themselves in the warmth of handmade shawls and the power of prayer while receiving treatment at Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka. The Prayer Shawl Group donated shawls to the patients at Riverside Specialty Services to he more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF FASTCARE® CLINIC IN BOURBONNAIS WALMART

Convenience and Quality Healthcare in Retail Setting Coming This Fall

Posted: August 12, 2011 12:00 am

(KANKAKEE, IL) August 12, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center is partnering with FastCare retail health clinics to open the Riverside Medical Center FastCare clinic. The clinic, currently under construction, will be located in theWalmart store at 2080 N State Route 50, Bourbonnais, Illinois and is sche more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER MAKES A TOUCHDOWN WITH YOUNG BEARS FANS DURING RUN WITH STALEY

Past Riverside Baby Attends Run with Staley

Posted: August 12, 2011 12:00 am

Two-year-old Kylie Veit of Bourbonnais has a good grip on dad, Kristian, and her Riverside Medical Center football. The two enjoyed Wednesday's Run with Staley at Bears Camp including free stress footballs from Riverside, the hospital where Kylie was born. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER EARNS THE JOINT COMMISSION’S GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL™ FOR STROKE CARE

Riverside’s Primary Stroke Center Receives Re-certification

Posted: August 11, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 11, 2011) - Riverside Medical Center, the area's first certified Primary Stroke Center, has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care. With this award, Riverside receive more ...


JOIN US FOR RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER’S FREE WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

Alcohol and Your Heart: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted: August 09, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) August 8, 2011 - Many have heard, "a glass of red wine is good for you," but is it true? Can you have too much or too little of a good thing? What exactly are the benefits? All of these answers and more will be available at the Wellness Wednesday class "Alcohol and Your Heart: more ...


RIVERSIDE’S FACEBOOK BABY FACES WINNER ANNOUNCED

Beth Kingbird Wins a Flip Video Camera

Posted: August 08, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (August 5, 2011) - When Beth Kingbird, Bourbonnais resident, delivered 7-pound-10-ounce Seth Michael on June 9 at Riverside Medical Center, she was looking forward to sharing his every moment with friends and family. Kingbird, one of Riverside's first 1,000 more ...


STOP COPING. START LIVING. FREE WOMEN’S HEALTH FORUM 2011 AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Latest Treatments for Pelvic Health Conditions with Dr. Joel Slutsky, Urologist

Posted: August 02, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) August 2, 2011 - Are you among the one in three women who will suffer from pelvic health conditions in her lifetime? You don't have to be. Learn about pelvic health conditions and discuss effective solutions for urine leakage and pelvic organ prolapse at the Women's Health Foru more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

Benjamin T. Gielda, M.D. Now Accepting Patients at Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute

Posted: August 01, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) August 1, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Radiation Oncologist Dr. Benjamin T. Gielda to its accredited Cancer Care program. Dr. Gielda is Board Eligible in Radiation Oncology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology from Michigan Stat more ...


BOARD CERTIFIED AUDIOLOGIST AVAILABLE AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER SPECIALTY SERVICES

Dr. Sadie Vojak Seeing Patients in Watseka

Posted: July 29, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (July 29, 2011) - Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka brings specialty care for hearing concerns closer to home. Sadie Vojak, Au.D., a board-certified audiologist with Riverside ENT/Hearing and Balance in Bourbonnais will be seeing patients at the Specialty Ser more ...


CHOLESTEROL, TRIGLYCERIDES, FISH OILS AND YOUR HEART

Alternative Approaches to Help Keep Your Heart Healthy

Posted: July 28, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) July 28, 2011 - Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. As an area leader in heart and vascular wellness, Riverside Medical Center and Rush-Riverside Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence encourage everyone to love their hearts as much as we do. Atten more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HELPS COMMUNITY STAY COOL

Riverside Wants You to Stay Safe in the Extreme Heat

Posted: July 19, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (July 19, 2011) - Riverside Volunteer Gerry Walker gladly hands area resident, Albert Love, a refreshing bottle of water to help "Beat the Heat." The hospital is sharing best practices with patients and visitors--including the need to stay we more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER’S NEW OUTPATIENT TREATMENT FOR HEARTBURN-RELATED PROBLEM MAY STOP ESOPHAGEAL CANCER BEFORE IT STARTS

First to offer HALO® Ablation Therapy for Barrett’s esophagus sufferers

Posted: July 19, 2011 12:00 am

(KANKAKEE, IL) July 28, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center is the first in the area to offer an outpatient procedure that may stop esophageal cancer before it starts, giving Barrett's esophagus sufferers new hope. Barrett's is a heartburn-related problem that damages the esophagus after repeated more ...


STAY COOL, STAY SAFE

Riverside Medical Center Asks You to Follow these Tips to Stay Healthy in Extreme Heat

Posted: July 18, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (July 18, 2011) - Weather forecasts are calling for 90 degrees and above all week with heat indexes reaching into the triple digits. Riverside Medical Center wants you to play it safe, and pay attention to your body and your neighbors during this potentially dangerous time.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW PULMONOLOGIST

Accepting New Patients at Riverside Pulmonary and Sleep

Posted: July 14, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) July 1, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Pulmonologist Dr. Srikanth Davuluri. He will practice at the Riverside Pulmonary and Sleep within the Riverside Medical Center. Dr. Davuluri is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmon more ...


WELLNESS WEDNESDAY CLASS: KEEPING YOU HEALTHY THIS SUMMER

Proper Food Safety can Prevent Summer Illness

Posted: July 13, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) July 13, 2011 - You're making your plate at a summer barbeque. The person in front of you helps himself to the potato salad and suddenly you wonder, how long has that been out in the heat? Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering a Wellness Wednesda more ...


MILLER REHABILITATION CENTER CELEBRATES RESIDENT’S REMARKABLE 101ST BIRTHDAY

Lifelong Fan Attends First White Sox Game in Decades for Birthday

Posted: July 08, 2011 12:00 am

JULY 8, 2011- Kankakee, IL- Evelyn Berg returned to the South Side for her 101st Birthday celebration with the Miller Rehabilitation Center. The lifelong White Sox fan celebrated the monumental birthday at her first game since prior to World War II. "This was one of the best things to happen to m more ...


FROM HEART INTERVENTION TO HOME IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS

Riverside’s transradial procedure means quicker patient recoveries

Posted: June 21, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) June 17, 2011 | On the morning John Boucher had a coronary balloon angioplasty and stent insertion at Riverside Medical Center, he arrived just before breakfast. The Kankakee resident was home in time for dinner that evening. The procedure was performed transradially, using an ar more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER'S CANCER PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY THE COMMISSION OF CANCER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute brings the best in cancer care close to home

Posted: June 21, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) June 21, 2011 - Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute was recently granted Accreditation with Commendation by The Commission of Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Riverside Medical Center and the cancer program received Accreditation with Commendation following  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER BREAKS GROUND FOR EXPANSION OF BOURBONNAIS CAMPUS

30,000 square foot addition will include Riverside’s Accredited Sleep Center, additional physician and medical office space

Posted: June 13, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) Riverside Medical Center broke ground on Thursday, June 9, for its most recent development project, the expansion of 's Bourbonnais Medical Campus. The 30,000 square foot addition will include Riverside's Accredited Sleep Center, additional physician and medical office more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PRESENTS THE GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD TO DR. STONEWALL MCCUISTON

Dedicated to caring for patients and the community

Posted: June 08, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) June 8, 2011 - Riverside Medical Center's Stonewall McCuiston, MD, was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award in recognition of his dedication to excellence in care for patients and the community. Dr. McCuiston was nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including more ...


GRANT PARK NHS STUDENTS COME 'BEAR-ING' GOODWILL TO RIVERSIDE

Pediatric patients receive Build-A-Bear Donations from students

Posted: May 16, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) May 16, 2011 -- Riverside Medical Center could 'bearly' contain its appreciation for the recent donation to pedicatric patients at the hospital. Grant Park High School National Honor Society brought 53 Bears and Puppies (along with birth certificates and houses for each stuffed anim more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER DONATES $2,500 TO CHILD NETWORK

Helping to support efforts to advocate for abused and neglected children in Kankakee County

Posted: May 16, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) May 16, 2011-- Riverside Medical Center, in support of efforts of Child Network, contributed $2,500 to the organization's upcoming annual Women's Golf Classic fundraiser to be held June 8th at the Elks Country Club. Child Network is an agency working to improve the response to child  more ...


RIVERSIDE HOSTS RETIRED NURSES REUNION BREAKFAST

Then and now, caring hearts and healing hands continue to make the difference

Posted: May 11, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) May 11, 2011 -- Just days prior to the birthday of Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of the nursing profession, Riverside Medical Center held the first Retired Nurses Reunion Breakfast in the hospital's All Spice Cafe. The event on May 6, was a complement to the many  more ...


MICKEY VOLLMER NAMED RIVERSIDE'S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Riverside thanks you, Mickey!

Posted: May 09, 2011 12:00 am

At the recent 2011 Riverside Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Mickey Vollmer was named Riverside Volunteer of the Year. Mickey has been a volunteer since 1993 and has accumulated over 7,000 of volunteer service with Riverside! Mickey's warm smile and helpful attitude welcome and assis more ...


RIVERSIDE PHOTOGRAPHS 7,000TH BABY

Exclusive Birth Memories® Professional Photography Captures Remarkable Family Memories

Posted: May 06, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) May 5, 2011- On April 21, 2011, parents Heather and Andy Gibbs (not pictured) welcomed their third child, daughter Eleanor Ruth Gibbs to their family. Eleanor was the 7000th baby to be photographed at Riverside Medical Center as part of the Family Birthing Center's more ...


EVERY DAY IS MOTHER'S DAY AT RIVERSIDE

Family Birthing Center Offers Spa Services to Pamper Moms

Posted: May 06, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) May 5, 2011 -At Riverside Medical Center, every day is Mother's Day in the Family Birthing Center. Now, following baby's delivery, moms relax and enjoy a complimentary, in-room spa service. Moms may arrange appointments for mini-manicures provided by TrendSetters in more ...


ATTENTION PERSONALCARE BENEFICIARIES

Dear Riverside Medical Center Patients with PersonalCare Insurance

Posted: May 04, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Riverside Medical Group are no longer participating in the PersonalCare provider network. PersonalCare was unwilling to reach a reasonable agreement with Riverside. We are disappointed about this decision; however, care at Riverside remains available to you through a number of other insurance plans. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PARTICIPATES IN THE GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT

The hospital joins more than 3 million people in the 11-state earthquake exercise

Posted: April 28, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) April 28, 2011 -- Riverside Medical Center was one of 20 Illinois medical facilities who registered to participate in the 2011 Great Central US ShakeOut. On Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Riverside joined more than 3 million people in 11 states as they practiced... more ...


RIVERSIDE DONATION HELPS PROVIDE FOOD FOR 975 FAMILIES

Teaming Up with United Way of Kankakee County to build a strong and caring community

Posted: April 12, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center fully supports the mission of United Way of Kankakee County in providing resources to strengthen lives and build a caring community.  more ...


RIVERSIDE OFFERS FREE SCREENING FOR ORAL, HEAD & NECK CANCER

Early Detection is Key

Posted: April 12, 2011 12:00 am

Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 12,000 lives per year. However, there is hope; if diagnosed early, these cancers can be more easily treated without significant complications, and the chances of survival greatly increase. more ...


WELLNESS WEDNESDAY CLASS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIGESTIVE FIRE

Digestion from an Ayurvedic Perspective

Posted: April 04, 2011 12:00 am

Have you wondered why there are so many products like colon cleansers, antacids and digestive aids on the market today? And why people are buying these at an ever-increasing rate?  more ...


RIVERSIDE NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S 100 TOP HOSPITALS- 4TH STRAIGHT YEAR

Committed to Remarkable Patient Care

Posted: April 04, 2011 12:00 am

For the fourth straight year, Riverside Medical Center has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HOSTS OPEN HOUSE IN WATSEKA- APRIL 10

New Specialty Services offer Comprehensive Care Close to Home

Posted: March 31, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka will host an open house on Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. The open house will take place at Riverside's newest location, 1490 E. Walnut Street in Watseka, IL 60970.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OPENS SPECIALTY SERVICES IN WATSEKA

Bringing Comprehensive Specialty Care Close to Home

Posted: March 28, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center announces the opening of a Specialty Services center in Watseka. Riverside is proud to bring its nationally recognized, award winning physicians and services to the region.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IMPLANTS AREA'S FIRST MRI-SAFE PACEMAKER

New Device Revolutionizing Patient Care- Advancing Safety and Diagnostic Treatments for Individuals with Pacemakers

Posted: March 21, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center became the first hospital in the area to implant a new MRI-safe pacemaker. Conducted by Electrophysiologist, Dr. Brad Suprenant, the procedure marked an important advancement in bringing safer diagnostic treatments to individuals with pacemakers.  more ...


RE-IMAGINING REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY

Riverside utilizes virtual environment for senior physical therapy

Posted: March 21, 2011 12:00 am

Imagine recovering from knee replacement surgery by dodging ice cream cones on a virtual sidewalk or rehabilitating from a stroke by tending your computer-generated garden. Seems like something from the movies, but it's reality at Riverside Medical Center's Miller Rehabilitation at Sojourn.  more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY MARCH 19TH

Recognized for Professionalism, Leadership and Commitment to Excellence in Patient Care

Posted: March 18, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on Saturday, March 19th by honoring its nationally certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:  more ...


NEXT WELLNESS WEDNESDAY MARCH 16

CT Coronary and Peripheral Angiography: Noninvasive Evaluations for Heart and Vascular Disease

Posted: March 15, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering a Wellness Wednesday's class on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW ONCOLOGIST

Seeing Patients at Riverside’s Newest Specialty Services Medical Campus in Watseka

Posted: March 14, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Oncologist Dr. Ahsan M. Basha. He will be practicing in Riverside's newest location- Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka, beginning March 29, 2011.  more ...


CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP AVAILABLE AT RIVERSIDE

Next Meeting: March 9th at 6 p.m.

Posted: March 07, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) March 7, 2011-- Riverside Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department will be offering a free cardiac support group on March 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Riverside's Johnson Lecture Hall, 350 N. Wall Street in Kankakee (basement level).  more ...


RIVERSIDE AUXILIARY PRESENTS: AN ENCHANTED EVENING, MARCH 19

Proceeds used to transform Riverside’s traditional operating rooms into fully integrated virtual conference command centers

Posted: March 01, 2011 12:00 am

Join Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Auxiliary on Saturday, March 19, 2011 as they host An Enchanted Evening, a semi-formal dinner/dance to raise funds for surgical education and training opportunities. Tickets are $60 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available.  more ...


DRS. MEHTA AND HAILE REACH ROBOTIC MILESTONE AT RIVERSIDE

Perform 200th Gynecological Procedure using the da Vinci Robot

Posted: February 25, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) February 25, 2011- When the first robot was invented, no one ever imagined that it would be used for medical procedures. Today, Riverside Medical Center incorporates robotics in most operating rooms to assist physicians with many advanced and complex procedures- like hysterectomies. more ...


CLOSING HOLES IN THE HEART WITHOUT SURGERY

Advanced Procedure Performed at Riverside Medical Center May Help Prevent Recurrent Strokes in Patients

Posted: February 25, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) February 25, 2011- An advanced minimally invasive technique is now being done at Riverside Medical Center to repair adult congenital heart defects and reduce the possibility of recurrent strokes.  more ...


FREE LECTURE: UNDERSTANDING ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS

Join us Tomorrow to Learn More

Posted: February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Not that long ago, open-heart surgery was required to close holes in the heart. Today, however, cardiologists can successfully repair some of these heart defects in the catheterization lab in a couple of hours.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER DELIVERS ITS NEWEST ADDITION

The Family Birthing Center

Posted: February 17, 2011 12:00 am

Today, Riverside Medical Center delivered its newest addition to the community. The Family Birthing Center, including 7 newly constructed Family BirthSuites, has arrived. The addition will provide family-centered, comprehensive care for women before, during and after pregnancy, labor and birth.  more ...


REFLECTION GARDEN PLANNED FOR RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Personalize a Brick Paver in Honor of Your Remarkable Journey

Posted: February 16, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center will soon offer a serene spot nestled between the new East Tower and the Kankakee River called the Reflection Garden.  more ...


RIVERSIDE’S DENHAM APPOINTED TO DIRECTOR OF RISK SERVICES

Responsible for risk management, employee health and safety for Riverside Healthcare system

Posted: February 11, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Douglas recently announced the promotion of Deborah Denham to the position of Director of Risk Services. Ms. Denham was appointed from her position as Administrative Director and House Supervisor.  more ...


WORLD-CLASS ORTHOPEDIC CARE

Riverside Holds Special Thank You Breakfast for OAK Orthopedics and Staff

Posted: February 10, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center recently held a special thank you breakfast for OAK Orthopedics and their staff for their dedication in working together with the hospital to provide world-class orthopedic care for the community.  more ...


RIVERSIDE’S DR. KALRA ELEVATED TO FELLOWSHIP IN OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

Devoted to Prevention and Management of Occupational and Environmental Injuries

Posted: February 09, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medial Center's Anjali Kalra, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM was recently elevated to Fellowship in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).  more ...


EAT, LEARN AND LOVE YOUR HEART AT HEARTFEST 2011

Saturday, February 26

Posted: February 03, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Rush-Riverside Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence will host HeartFest 2011 Heart Smart and Food Savvy, on Sat., Feb. 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Drive in Bradley.  more ...


RIVERSIDE FAMILY BIRTHING SUITES OPEN HOUSE

‘We’re Expecting You’

Posted: February 03, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Family Birthing Center has arrived and you're invited! Join Riverside on Saturday, February 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Family Birthing Center Open House. All tours will start and take place in Riverside's South Lobby, 350 N. Wall Street in Kankakee.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER EARNS MAGNET RECOGNITION

A milestone achieved by only 382 healthcare organizations worldwide.

Posted: January 28, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's commitment to the highest quality of patient care has not gone unrecognized. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition Program has unanimously voted to credential Riverside Medical Center as a Magnet® Credentialed Organization.  more ...


EVENTS IN FEBRUARY RAISE AWARENESS TO PROTECT YOUR HEART HEALTH

‘Your Heart’s in the Right Place’ with Riverside

Posted: January 27, 2011 12:00 am

As an area leader in heart and vascular wellness, Riverside Medical Center and Rush-Riverside Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence are proud to offer a series of free community events during the month of February. more ...


FREE LECTURE: HEALTHY SLEEP AND DIABETES

Tuesday, February 8

Posted: January 26, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is offering a free Sleep Lecture called "Healthy Sleep & Diabetes," on Tuesday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais. more ...


MINIMALLY INVASIVE MITRAL VALVE REPAIR BENEFITS PATIENTS NOW AND LATER

Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Riverside are Reducing Discomfort and Speeding Recovery Times

Posted: January 25, 2011 12:00 am

Over the past 50 years, heart surgery has witnessed major changes and rapid progress. Today, minimally invasive techniques used to repair leaking or damaged heart valves provide qualified patients with many short and long-term benefits over traditional heart surgery. more ...


THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASSES AVAILABLE AT RIVERSIDE

Classes Start Tuesday, February 15

Posted: January 24, 2011 12:00 am

Pets can improve your health. It's true. Studies show that interacting with a pet can actually benefit your health. That's why Riverside is proud to offer Animal Ambassadors, a group of volunteers who bring their therapy dogs to visit patients at Riverside Medical Center.  more ...


RIVERSIDE NAMES MARLINGHAUS VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Oversees the day to day finance operations of the entire medical center

Posted: January 14, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic has announced the promotion of Patt Marlinghaus, CPA, MBA to the position of Vice President of Finance at Riverside Medical Center. Ms. Marlinghaus was appointed from her position as Riverside's Corporate Director of Finance.  more ...


WELLNESS WEDNESDAY CLASS TO KEEP YOU MOVIN' IN THE NEW YEAR!

Free Class Offers Fun, High Energy and Lots of Motivation- January 19

Posted: January 07, 2011 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering a Wellness Wednesday's class called "Time to Get Movin'! It's a New Year!"on Wednesday, January 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbourbonnais.  more ...


A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROCEDURE: HIP REPLACEMENT

Riverside Helps You Get Back to Doing What You Love

Posted: January 06, 2011 12:00 am

Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 people with severely damaged hips undergo hip replacement surgery. Yet, one of the biggest challenges that many patients face is the amount of time it takes to recover.  more ...


EIGHT WEEK SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

Starts January 11

Posted: January 05, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) January 5, 2010- To help individuals quit smoking and improve their length and quality of life, Riverside Medical Center and the American Lung Association are offering Freedom from Smoking, a nationally-renowned 8-week smoking cessation program.  more ...


FREE SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING SLEEP DISORDERS FOR BETTER HEALTH

Benefits of Catching Some Zzzzz's

Posted: January 04, 2011 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) January 4, 2011- Do you ever feel irritable or sleepy during the day, have difficulty concentrating, or are often told by others that you always look tired? If this is a regular occurrence, it may be a sign of a sleep disorder.  more ...


RIVERSIDE DONATES OVER $4000 TO TEN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS

Riverside Scores for Schools Program

Posted: December 20, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Scores for Schools is a program that recognizes and awards the outstanding accomplishments of local high schools.  more ...


RIVERSIDE PRESENTS GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD TO DR. SANJAY CHATRATH

Recognized for his excellence in the community

Posted: December 10, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Dr. Sanjay Chatrath was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award in recognition of his excellence in the community. Chatrath was nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other co-workers.  more ...


EXPERIENCE WINTER WELLNESS WITH AYURVEDA

Free Class December 15

Posted: December 07, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center invite you to Experience Winter Wellness with Ayurveda. Join them for this free Wellness Wednesday's class on Wednesday, December 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


RIVERSIDE FIRST HOSPITAL IN ILLINOIS TO SUCCESSFULLY TEST ESAR-VHP

System Cuts Red Tape for Volunteer Health Professionals in an Emergency

Posted: November 30, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center was the first hospital in Illinois to successfully test the Illinois Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Professionals (ESAR-VHP).  more ...


RIVERSIDE CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM RECERTIFIED

Supported by a Nationally Renowned Heart Program

Posted: November 23, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center, the region's heart hospital, recently received recertification for its Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). more ...


RIVERSIDE RECEIVES FULL HEART FAILURE ACCREDITATION

One of only 2 hospitals in Illinois and one of 22 in the country to receive accreditation

Posted: November 19, 2010 12:00 am

If you or a loved one is experiencing heart failure, there is no better place in the region to be than Riverside Medical Center.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER EXPANDS HOSPITALIST PROGRAM

Enhances Patient Care Experiences

Posted: November 16, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) November 16, 2010- Riverside Medical Center recently expanded its hospitalist program, providing more in-patient coverage to those admitted to the hospital. Riverside is working with Sound Physicians, a leading hospital medicine organization providing round-the-clock care. more ...


FREE CLASS NOVEMBER 17: DIABETES PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT

Make the Link between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Posted: November 11, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center will offer a Wellness Wednesday's class called "Diabetes Prevention and Management" on Wednesday, November 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais. more ...


PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR HORSEBACK RIDERS WITH DISABILITIES

Program enhances the quality of life for children and adults with special needs

Posted: November 09, 2010 12:00 am

For many people with disabilities, horseback riding provides many benefits including strengthening weak muscles, improving hand/eye coordination and encouraging empowerment.  more ...


RIVERSIDE DIABETES FAIR SET FOR NOVEMBER 10

Free screenings, Expert Advice, Bingo and more!

Posted: November 02, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Riverside Diabetes Wellness Center will host its 7th Annual Diabetes Fair on Wednesday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Pavilion Lobby, 375 N. Wall Street in Kankakee.  more ...


ALLIANCE OF SUPERHEROES VISIT KIDS AT RIVERSIDE

Halloween One to Remember

Posted: November 01, 2010 12:00 am

It can be tough being in the hospital, especially when you're a kid and it's Halloween, but for some very special kids on Riverside Medical Center's pediatric floor, this Halloween was one to remember.  more ...


FREE BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS DURING NOVEMBER

Available at various Riverside Medical Center Locations

Posted: October 29, 2010 12:00 am

November is National Diabetes Month. To help promote awareness, Riverside Medical Center and the Riverside Diabetes Wellness Center are offering free blood sugar screenings during November. No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE'S LUKOW NAMED SENIOR CITIZEN PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Honored at The Daily Journal's Tribute to Seniors Event

Posted: October 28, 2010 12:00 am

Senior citizens looking for answers about Medicare, don't have far to go. For those who visit Theresa Lukow, Coordinator of Riverside's Senior Advantage Program, the guidance she and her team provide is certainly appreciated.  more ...


FREE LECTURE: DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR BREAST HEALTH

Take Charge with Early Detection

Posted: October 26, 2010 12:00 am

There are no rules about who gets breast cancer. It isn't by chance, or the luck of the draw. What experts at Riverside Medical Center do know is that early detection can drastically increase your odds and save your life.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER IS RANKED #1 IN ILLINOIS FOR SPINE SURGERY

Hospital’s Overall Orthopedic Services and Stroke Care also nationally recognized by leading healthcare ratings organization.

Posted: October 22, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) October 20, 2010- Riverside Medical Center has the number one spine surgery program in Illinois, according to a report just released by HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization.  more ...


FREE BREAST HEALTH LECTURE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20

Wellness Wednesday: My Breast Health- Who Can I Ask?

Posted: October 18, 2010 12:00 am

When it comes to our own breast health, most of us have limited knowledge and a whole lot of questions. Join our breast health experts and ask the questions that concern you most. Learn more Wednesday, October 20.  more ...


SAVE A LIFE: LEARN THE WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE

World Mental Health Week Begins October 10

Posted: October 06, 2010 12:00 am

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young Americans ages 15 to 24. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved.World Mental Health Week begins Sunday, October 10, and experts at Riverside Medical Center's Behavioral Health Services... more ...


RIVERSIDE EVENTS HELP 'TURN UP THE PINK' IN OCTOBER

Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

Posted: September 30, 2010 12:00 am

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off on Friday, Riverside Medical Center is helping you to "think pink" all month long. Join Riverside throughout the month of October to take charge of your breast health.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HONORED FOR TIMELY AND AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT OF HEART ATTACK VICTIMS

Hospital receives commendations for performance and standards of care

Posted: September 21, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) September 21, 2010 -- When someone suffers a heart attack, timely and aggressive medical treatment is critical to their survival. Riverside Medical Center recently received two achievement awards commending its performance and standards of care for heart attack victims... more ...


RIVERSIDE JOINS ILLINOIS HOSPITALS IN “RAISING THE BAR” ON QUALITY

Riverside works to help Illinois become a National Leader in Quality and Patient Safety.

Posted: September 10, 2010 12:00 am

Kankakee, IL (September 10, 2010) - Riverside Medical Center recently joined the Illinois Hospital Association's (IHA) "Raising the Bar" initiative, continuing the hospital's commitment to ongoing improvements in the level of quality care and patient safety. Riverside is one of 200 hospitals  more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES NEW PSYCHIATRIST TO THE PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATES TEAM

Specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Posted: September 10, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) September 10, 2010 -Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Astrid Herard, M.D. to the Riverside's Psychiatric Associates in Kankakee. Dr. Herard is board certified in General Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN TO THE RIVERSIDE CORPORATE HEALTH SERVICES TEAM

Specializing in Occupational Health

Posted: September 10, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) September 10, 2010- Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Corporate Health Services are pleased to welcome Anjali Kalra, M.D., M.P.H. to the Riverside Corporate Health Services team in Bradley. Dr. Kalra is board certified in Occupational Health. She received her medical degree more ...


PUBLIC NOTICE: MAGNET RECOGNITIONS PROGRAM SITE VISIT

Posted: September 06, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. The Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN IN MOMENCE

Specializing in Family Medicine

Posted: September 03, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) September 3, 2010- Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Yuvraj Kamboj to the medical staff and the community. Dr. Kamboj specializes in Family Medicine and received his medical education from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HELPS BUILD COMMUNITY AWARENESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Magnum Sponsor in Options CIL 1st Annual Wheel-A-thon

Posted: September 02, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is helping to support Options CIL's mission to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to live active, independent lives and participate in the community. Recently, Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic (left) presented a $1000 check to Mark Mantarian.  more ...


DISCUSSION: COULD MY LEG PAIN BE KILLING ME?

Find out at the next wellness wednesdays: September 15

Posted: September 02, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center offer a Wellness Wednesday's lecture called "Could my leg pain be killing me?" on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


READY...SET...ACHIEVE! 2010 WOMEN'S HEALTH EXPO

Helping Women Achieve Health, Wellness, Fitness and their Dreams

Posted: September 01, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) September 1, 2010- Riverside Medical Center will be helping women achieve health, wellness, fitness and their dreams at the 5th Annual ACHIEVE! Women's Health Expo on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites. more ...


HAVING A BABY? SCHEDULE AN OB TOUR

Riverside's Family Birth Suites

Posted: August 24, 2010 12:00 am

Having a baby is a very special, emotional and life-changing experience. Riverside Medical Center invites all expectant moms to take advantage of touring the Family Birth Suite before the big day. more ...


MEMORY LOSS? RIVERSIDE'S MEMORY CENTER CAN HELP

Learn More at Wellness Wednesday: August 18

Posted: August 13, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) August 13, 2010- Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center offer a Wellness Wednesday's lecture called "The Memory Center," on Wednesday, August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


FREE WOMEN'S HEALTH LECTURE, AUGUST 18

Focus: Take Charge of Your Breast Health

Posted: August 12, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) August 11, 2010 -Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Illinois women. It is estimated 8,800 women in Illinois will develop breast cancer this year, and the disease is estimatedto claim the lives of more than 1,900 women.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HELPS KEEP KIDS HYDRATED AT BEARS CAMP

5th Annual Run for Staley- August 11

Posted: August 12, 2010 12:00 am

On Thursday, August 11, with the temperature reaching well in the 80s, a team from Riverside Medical Center helped to keep kids (and families) hydrated during the 5th Annual Run with Staley Event. Riverside sponsored a water/Gatorade station that prepped kids for the race... more ...


RIVERSIDE PROVIDES $36.7 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

2009 Report Released

Posted: August 06, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center, whose mission is to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the communities it serves, provided more than $36.7 million in community benefit in 2009. Riverside receives no payment for a wide variety of vital programs and services devoted to individuals and families thro more ...


EMAIL A PATIENT FROM THE RIVERSIDE WEBSITE

It's quick and easy...learn how.

Posted: July 29, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center now offers you a new way to stay connected to your loved ones and friends during their stay in the hospital. Under Riverside's website features, located at www.RiversideMC.net , simply click on the red email a patient button to get started.  more ...


THE WINNER OF RIVERSIDE'S 2010 FACEBOOK CONTEST IS...

Drum roll please...

Posted: July 23, 2010 12:00 am

She is the lucky recipient of a brand new, sleek, white Flip Video Ultra II Handheld Camcorder courtesy of Riverside Medical Center's Marketing and Public Relations Department.  more ...


RIVERSIDE REPORTS MISSING CONTAINER OF LOW-LEVEL MEDICAL WASTE

RMC working closely with state officials to locate safe

Posted: July 22, 2010 12:00 am

(July 22, 2010) Kankakee, IL -Riverside Medical Center reported to state officials last week that it was unable to locate a container storing a small amount of radioactive medical waste.  more ...


RIVERSIDE CONTINUES SEARCH FOR MISSING SAFE CONTAINING LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Riverside has been working diligently with both state officials and a radiation materials handling consultant

Posted: July 22, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is continuing efforts to locate a missing lead safe storing a small amount of radioactive material. Riverside reported to state officials last week that it is unable to locate the safe. The gray lead safe is 18 inches high, 18 inches wide and 24 inches in depth and weighs b more ...


WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

East Meets West

Posted: July 09, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center offer a Wellness Wednesday's lecture called "East Meets West," on Wednesday, July 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


MENTAL HEALTH TEAM RECEIVES NATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD

Impacts of Forced Abstinence from Smoking During Hospitalization on Future Smoking Behavior

Posted: July 07, 2010 12:00 am

At the recent 17th Annual National Evidence-Based Practice Conference at the University of Iowa, Riverside Medical Center's Mental Health Unit Based Council Team were the recipients of the prestigious Marita Titler Conduct and Research Award.  more ...


AN INVESTMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Riverside begins Residency Program

Posted: July 01, 2010 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) July 1, 2010- Riverside Medical Center is expanding its role as a teaching hospital with the creation of a residency program in Internal Medicine. Riverside also offers fellowships in Gastroenterology and Cardiology.  more ...


RE-ENGINEERING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE:

Riverside Interventional Radiology Expands to Meet Growing Demands

Posted: June 24, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's recent investment in new state-of-the art Interventional Radiology (IR) system, greatly expands the advanced services it can now offer the community. "We really saw an opportunity to re-engineer the patient experience and improve our workflow," said Kathy Curiel... more ...


2010 RIVERSIDE AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Congratulations Jaelyn French and Jamila Salvador

Posted: June 11, 2010 12:00 am

The Riverside Auxiliary awarded two $1000 renewable scholarships to area students pursuing a degree in a health care related field.  more ...


ENJOY THE SUMMER WITH SWEET SOLUTIONS FOR DIABETES PREVENTION

Prevent Diabetes with Riverside's Sweet Solutions Program

Posted: June 08, 2010 12:00 am

You have probably heard it a million times before, "watch what you eat." If you are like the 57 million Americans with pre-diabetes, learning how to stay diabetes free and finding a solution that works for you can be easier said than done. more ...


FREE WELLNESS WEDNESDAY LECTURE: CHRONIC SINUS DISEASE

Presented by Dr. Christopher Lombardo

Posted: June 08, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center offer a Wellness Wednesday's lecture called "Chronic Sinus Disease," on Wednesday, June 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais. more ...


DIRECTOR OF HOME HEALTH CARE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND

Riverside Medical Center's Newberry Receives the 2010 Helen Heyrman Award

Posted: June 01, 2010 12:00 am

Mary Newberry, Riverside Medical Center's director of Home Health Care and Outpatient Infusion, recently received the Illinois HomeCare Council's 2010 Helen Heyrman Award. The award recognizes those who go above and beyond in service, leadership, and involvements with the home care industry. more ...


MARILYN RAMSEY NAMED RIVERSIDE'S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Posted: May 12, 2010 12:00 am

Recently at the 2010 Riverside Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Marilyn Ramsey of Buckingham was named Riverside's Volunteer of the Year. more ...


CHRONIC WIDE-SPREAD PAIN? SLEEP PROBLEMS? FATIGUE? FIND RELIEF FROM FIBROMYALGIA

Although the cause is still unknown, people suffering from these painful symptoms can find relief.

Posted: May 07, 2010 12:00 am

Chronic wide-spread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances and fatigue are just some of the debilitating symptoms that affect a person living with fibromyalgia. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER RATED AMONG NATION'S ELITE HOSPITALS

Riverside finds itself in very elite company these days

Posted: April 19, 2010 12:00 am

For the third straight year, Riverside has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. more ...


RIVERSIDE AMONG THE NATION'S TOP PATIENT SAFETY HOSPITALS FOT THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

One of only three hospitals in IL and 59 hospitals nationwide

Posted: March 31, 2010 12:00 am

When it comes to patient safety, Riverside Medical Center finds itself in very elite company. For the fifth straight year, Riverside has received the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. That distinction makes Riverside one of only three hospitals in Illinois and one of 59 hospitals in the nation to achieve the award for five or more consecutive years. more ...


GAIN FREEDOM FROM SMOKING WITH RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: March 22, 2010 12:00 am

To help individuals quit smoking and improve their length and quality of life, Riverside Medical Center and the American Lung Association are offering Freedom from Smoking, a nationally-renowned 8-week smoking cessation program.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY

Posted: March 19, 2010 12:00 am

On Friday, March 19, Riverside Medical Center celebrated Certified Nurses Day by honoring its nationally certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care more ...


ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR ADOLESCENTS

Teaches Teenagers New Coping Tools

Posted: March 16, 2010 12:00 am

This five-week group session is designed to assist participants on how to reduce the emotional and  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S GOOD HEART AWARD GOES TO DR. MILTON SMIT

Posted: March 09, 2010 12:00 am

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Milton Smit, president of Orthopedic Associates of Kankakee (OAK), was awarded the Riverside Medical Center Good Heart Award Saturday, March 6, at the 2010 Heart Ball. more ...


RIVERSIDE EAST TOWER PROJECT UPDATE

Posted: February 22, 2010 12:00 am

Work on Riverside Medical Center's East Tower addition project, the largest expansion since the hospital opened in 1966, continues on schedule with a planned completion of June 2011. more ...


FREE WORKSHOP: DISCOVER THE FRESH APPROACH TO QUITTING SMOKING

Posted: February 21, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is offering a FREE quit-smoking workshop on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center. more ...


LAUGH, COOK, AND ZUMBA YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY HEART

Join us for HeartFest 2010

Posted: February 11, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Rush-Riverside Heart Center will host HeartFest 2010 Living to Your Heart's Content more ...


TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART WITH RIVERSIDE'S TAKE HEART! SCREENING SERIES

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Posted: January 20, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is offering the Take Heart! Screening Series on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Riverside Medical Plaza in Bourbonnais more ...


RUSH-RIVERSIDE CANCER INSTITUTE WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Meet Dr. Geetha Narasimhan and Registered Nurse Mary Ellen Hendricks

Posted: January 15, 2010 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Radiation Oncologist Dr. Geetha Narasimhan and Registered Nurse Mary Ellen Hendricks to the Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute in Bourbonnais. more ...


ACR DESIGNATES RIVERSIDE "BREAST IMAGING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE"

The first and only breast imaging center in the region.

Posted: January 15, 2010 12:00 am

The Breast Health Center at Riverside Medical Center has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it the first and only breast imaging center in the region and one of only 19 facilities in Illinois to receive this designation. more ...


LOSING WEIGHT: MAKE A PLAN TO SUCCEED

If you want to lose weight, a long-term program of healthy eating and exercise is still the best method

Posted: January 11, 2010 12:00 am

Studies show that people who lose weight gradually (about 1 to 2 pounds a week) are more likely to keep the weight off than are people who lose weight quickly. That's because healthy weight loss isnt about dieting but about changing your lifestyle for good. Exercising more and eating less will help you reach your weight-loss goals and maintain them. more ...


RIVERSIDE EAST TOWER PROJECT TRANSITIONS TO JOHNSON-DOWNS

Riverside is planning on a spring 2011 completion date.

Posted: January 11, 2010 12:00 am

Work on Riverside Medical Center's East Tower addition project continued uninterrupted Monday morning, with Johnson-Downs Construction Company of Kankakee assuming the role of construction manager. more ...


PROGRAM DELIVERS A SWEET SOLUTION TO DIABETES PREVENTION

With 17.9 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, 5.7 million people undiagnosed and 57 million people with pre-diabetes, there has never been a more important time to learn about diabetes prevention.

Posted: December 29, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center, one of the leading hospitals in the south suburban Chicago area, unveils its Sweet Solution program this month. This diabetes prevention program will help men, women and children prevent diabetes and lead healthier lifestyles.  more ...


TREATING CHRONIC SINUS INFECTIONS WITH BALLOON SINUPLASTY

Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S.

Posted: December 23, 2009 12:00 am

A clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation is available at Riverside Medical Center. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS HOLIDAY STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Posted: December 03, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering Holiday Stress Management, a Wellness Wednesday workshop on Wednesday December 16, 2009. This one-hour lecture starting at 6:00 p.m., will take place at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AND PROVENA ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL INITIATE NEW VISITOR GUIDELINES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF THE H1N1 FLU VIRUS

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:00 am

To protect patients, visitors and staff during the H1N1 influenza outbreak, Riverside Medical Center and Provena St. Mary's Hospital have initiated new visitor guidelines effective immediately. Because children are at the highest risk of the H1N1 virus, those aged 12 and under will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients until further notice. more ...


RECAP FROM RIVERSIDE'S SIXTH ANNUAL DIABETES WELLNESS FAIR

Posted: November 06, 2009 12:00 am

On Wed. November 4 at Riverside Medical Center's Sixth Annual Diabetes Wellness Fair, Holly Gade, a Registered Nurse on Riverside's 2ICU, gives Judy Ognoskie, of Dwight, a Hemoglobin A1C Screening. The screening may help to reduce the risk of diabetic complications by determining the average glucose value over a two to three month period. The event also featured multiple screenings, educational booths and presentations like "Diabetes Bingo. more ...


RIVERSIDE LIMITING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITORS

Posted: October 29, 2009 12:00 am

In response to the increasing numbers of Emergency Department patients with influenza-like illness symptoms, Riverside Medical Center this morning has begun limiting the number of visitors to one visitor per ED patient. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S NEWEST VOLUNTEER PROGRAM BRINGS LOVE OF MUSIC TO PROMOTE HEALING

Posted: October 29, 2009 12:00 am

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on the body and mind. To exemplify its mission in providing remarkable healthcare experiences, Riverside Medical Center is now offering a new volunteer program that brings the love of music to promote healing.  more ...


WOMEN: LEARN ABOUT MINIMALLY INVASIVE WAYS TO TREAT FIBROIDS...NOVEMBER 4

Posted: October 23, 2009 12:00 am

An alarming 20 to 40 percent of women, ages 35 to 55, have symptomatic uterine fibroids. And, African-American women are twice as likely to have this condition. Fibroid symptoms include, but are not limited to, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, pain during intercourse and lower back pain. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S SIXTH ANNUAL DIABETES FAIR: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Posted: October 23, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Diabetes Wellness Center will offer its Sixth Annual Diabetes Fair on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. The event will take place in the Riverside Pavilion, 375 N. Wall Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will feature fun and informative presentations and various screenings throughout the day. more ...


WE'RE SEEING STARS: RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE CELEBRATION

Posted: October 21, 2009 12:00 am

On Tuesday, October 20, to celebrate and honor its employees for their hard work and dedication, Riverside Medical Center held a special ceremony called "We're Seeing Stars." Star-shaped cookies and punch were given to employees as a token of thanks.  more ...


NEW AT RIVERSIDE: STROKE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP

Posted: October 15, 2009 12:00 am

To support, inform and provide a place for fellowship, Riverside Medical Center's Primary Stroke Center will be hosting a monthly Stroke Survivor Support Group for all stroke survivors and their families and/or caregivers. more ...


TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART WITH RIVERSIDE'S TAKE HEART! SCREENING SERIES

Posted: October 14, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center will offer the Take Heart! Screening Series on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Riverside Medical Plaza in Bourbonnais, 300 Riverside Drive (just off Route 45).  more ...


RIVERSIDE RANKS IN TOP 10% IN ORTHO AND STROKE

Posted: October 13, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center today announced that it has received multiple Specialty Excellence awards in Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery and Treatment of Stroke for the quality of its care from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The recognition is based on HealthGrades' twelfth annual Hospital Quality in America study, released today, which analyzes patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation's hospitals. more ...


LOW CAL, LOW CARB COOKING DEMO

Posted: October 07, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering Low Cal, Low Carb Cooking Demo, a Wellness Wednesday health lecture on Wednesday October 21, 2009. This one-hour lecture starting at 6:00 p.m., will take place at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais more ...


WHEN THE BRAIN ATTACKS...ACT F.A.S.T.

Posted: October 06, 2009 12:00 am

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. As the only nationally recognized Primary Stroke Center in the area, Riverside Medical Center's stroke care team understands that when it comes to a brain attack (stroke), minutes matter.  more ...


LEADING BY EXAMPLE: RIVERSIDE CEO GETS THE FLU SHOT

Posted: October 02, 2009 12:00 am

To lead by example and increase awareness on the importance of getting the seasonal flu vaccine, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (right) receives the seasonal flu shot as administered by Riverside Infection Control Nurse Martha Bouk. Throughout the flu season, the Riverside Flu Taskforce is strongly encouraging all Riverside employees and the public to get their seasonal flu shots this year. more ...


BECOME A CERTIFIED ANIMAL AMBASSADOR

Posted: September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Animal Ambassadors are made up of volunteers and their specially trained and certified dogs who visit patients at Riverside. A visit from an Animal Ambassador offers entertainment and gives patients something to look forward to. Pets also encourage interaction because they give people a common interest and provide a focus for conversation. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S STROKE CENTER RECEIVES NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Posted: September 11, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has received Primary Stroke Center Certification, by the Joint Commission, making it the only nationally recognized stroke program in the area. This certification recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care, according to the Joint Commission, healthcare's largest standards-setting accrediting body. more ...


A LIFE LINE TO CANCER CARE

Posted: September 04, 2009 12:00 am

Jane Schwark, R.N., B.H.N., C.B.C.N., Breast Health Navigator at Riverside Medical Center, recently passed the Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). It was the first time the ONCC offered the exam, making Schwark one of the first nurses in the country to receive this advanced certified breast health navigator distinction.  more ...


DURBIN ANNOUNCES $500,000 FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: September 03, 2009 12:00 am

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) secured $500,000 for Riverside Medical Center through the Department of Energy to support the installation, operation and demonstration of wind turbines. The funding is included in the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. more ...


RIVERSIDE PRESENTS: ACHIEVE! WOMEN'S HEALTH EXPO 2009

Posted: September 01, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Women's Health Expo 2009, ACHIEVE!...Health...Wellness...Fitness...Your Dreams will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This two-part series will be held at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Center Drive in Bourbonnais more ...


RIVERSIDE DONATES TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Posted: August 31, 2009 12:00 am

On Thursday, August 27, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (left) presented a check to Habitat for Humanity of Kankakee County Board Members Mark Geoffrey (second left) and Jim Kane. Also included is Allen Kelly (far right), Riverside vice president of peri-operative and procedural services and habitat board member. The money donated will go towards "Jazz for Habitat," a Habitat fundraising concert held on Oct. 22 to help local families in need.  more ...


RIVERSIDE OFFERS CLASSES TO HELP DE-STRESS IN 60 SECONDS

Posted: August 26, 2009 12:00 am

One-in-five people experience high levels of stress at least 15 days out of the month. If managed effectively, numerous health problems such as headaches, hypertension and obesity can subside and the quality of a person's life can dramatically increase.  more ...


TIRED OF BEING TIRED? FREE HEALTH LECTURE ON SOLUTIONS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Posted: August 25, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering Solutions for Better Sleep, a Wellness Wednesday's health lecture on Wednesday September 16, 2009. This one-hour lecture starting at 6:00 p.m., will take place at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais. more ...


2009 RUN WITH STALEY

Posted: August 18, 2009 12:00 am

Seth Jones, 5 (right), and his brother Wade, 3, of Bourbonnais are pictured with Riverside Medical Center Marketing Intern Caren Crisp at the Chicago Bears 4th Annual Run with Staley Event. Before the race, Crisp and other department volunteers passed out glow-in-the-dark Riverside footballs to all the children who participated in the race.  more ...


FREE HEALTH LECTURE ON VITAMIN D AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Posted: August 07, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center are offering a Wellness Wednesday's health lecture called "Vitamin D and Osteoporosis," on Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais. more ...


RIVERSIDE PRESIDENT AND CEO APPOINTED TO METROPOLITAN CHICAGO HEALTHCARE COUNCIL BOARD

Posted: August 06, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phillip Kambic has been elected to serve a one-year term on the Metropolitan Chicago HealthCare Council Board. Prior to becoming president of Riverside, Kambic served as interim president and CEO from January 2006 through September 2006. He has been employed at Riverside since 1985 and served the organization as senior V.P. and COO since May 1992.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER BREAKS GROUND ON LARGEST ADDITION IN HOSPITAL'S HISTORY

Posted: July 28, 2009 12:00 am

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Riverside Medical Center broke ground on the largest addition since opening in 1964. A Dixieland band filled the morning air with visions of the past as a portrait of Riverside's original 1962 groundbreaking unfolded before everyone's eyes.  more ...


GERARD A. BAKER APPOINTED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PHYSICIAN PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: July 27, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has appointed Gerard A. Baker as the new vice president of physician practice development. In this role, Baker will be responsible for providing leadership and support for the clinical and business operations of each delivery site, including the various Riverside community health centers in the region.  more ...


TWO PHYSICIANS JOIN MEDICAL STAFF AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER- WEST CAMPUS IN COAL CITY

Posted: July 27, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center- West Campus in Coal City recently welcomed Internal Medicine Physician Rahul Deepankar, M.D. and Pediatrician Jane Kapral, M.D.  more ...


NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS, MORE CHOICES FOR SINUS SUFFERERS

Posted: July 23, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Otolaryngologist/Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician Christopher Lombardo, MD will be attending this year's Sinus Forum conference in Washington, D.C. The Sinus Forum introduces the latest in technology and treatment for the sinuses, specifically minimally invasive alternatives for sinus surgery.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED $38 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFITS LAST YEAR

Posted: July 21, 2009 12:00 am

The Riverside Medical Center mission says the organization will provide its services "to each and every person, regardless of their personal or economic circumstance." And those services will be offered with Riverside's, "highest thinking", "kindest touch", and "strongest commitment to excellence." more ...


RIVERSIDE OFFERS THE GOLD STANDARD FOR LYMPHEDEMA TREATMENT

Posted: July 13, 2009 12:00 am

CDT or Complete Decongestive Therapy is considered to be the gold standard for treatment of lymphedema. The physical therapy department of Riverside Medical Center offers this advanced non-invasive modality, which is recognized as the safest and most reliable method for short-term and long-term results. more ...


RIVERSIDE PLACES SECOND IN BOURBONNAIS FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE

Posted: July 02, 2009 12:00 am

During the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival Grand Parade, Emma Skeen, 4, a Riverside Medical Center volunteer, practices her cheerleading before the parade begins. Emma was one of over 65 other Riverside volunteers to win second place for their float.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HELPS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN IRAQ

Posted: June 29, 2009 12:00 am

Recently, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (left) presented a check to Digestive Disease Consultants' Dr. Syed Bokhari. Along with several other physicians and nurses from around the nation, Dr. Bokhari will be traveling to Iraq on behalf of Imamia Medics International for a mission's trip. Riverside's donation will be used to assist in providing technology during their three week stay.  more ...


CONNECTING THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT: RIVERSIDE OFFERS AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP

Posted: June 22, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center will offer a Wellness Wednesday's Aromatherapy Workshop on Wednesday, July 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


ARTERY EXPLORER HELPS KANKAKEE AREA RESIDENTS FIGHT ATHEROSCLEROSIS WITH KNOWLEDGE

Posted: June 17, 2009 12:00 am

Rush-Riverside Heart Center and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP will host Artery Explorer, on Sunday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Kankakee (361 N. Saint Joseph Avenue). more ...


RIVERSIDE PHOTOGRAPHS 5000TH BABY

Posted: June 17, 2009 12:00 am

On June 6, 2009, parents Ashton Corbett and Alan Cox (not pictured) welcomed their first baby Lukas Edward Corbett into the world. Lukas was the 5000th baby to be photographed at Riverside Medical Center. Pictured (from left) are Riverside delivery room nurse Jennifer Klump, Lukas' grandmother Jana Corbett-Stanfa, Virtual Visions Photography's John Kambic and Riverside's Director of Women and Children's Services Doreen Norris-Stojak. Along with a gift basket, the Corbett/Cox family received a complimentary Birth Memories DVD and photo album filled with pictures from Lukas' birth.  more ...


RIVERSIDE DONATES TO THE FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL'S TEEN AND JUNIOR IDOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Posted: June 15, 2009 12:00 am

The 2009 Bourbonnais Friendship Festival Committee's Chairman Bob Steinke (right) and Teen and Junior Idol Director Pat Polk recently accepted a $1500 check from Riverside Medical Center. The check, presented by Riverside Director of Marketing and Public Relations, will be used as scholarship money for the winners of the teen and junior idol competition.  more ...


VEERAPANENI SPEAKS ABOUT STRENGTH AND HOPE AT THE RELAY FOR LIFE

Posted: June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Starting off with a quote from the late John Lennon, Riverside Medical Center Oncologist Dr. Annabelle Veerapaneni spoke about the strength and hope of the cancer survivors, family members and friends during the Opening Ceremony of the 2009 Relay for Life of Kankakee County.  more ...


PROTECT YOUR VASCULAR HEALTH: MONTHLY SCREENINGS HELD AT RIVERSIDE

Posted: June 04, 2009 12:00 am

An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including peripheral vascular disease (PVD), carotid artery disease (stroke) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).  more ...


RIVERSIDE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM RENAMED

Posted: May 28, 2009 12:00 am

Recently, a ceremony was held to rename the Riverside Medical Center Mental Health Outpatient Program in honor of Dr. Dusan Gojkovich. The program, now called, Pathways The Dusan Gojkovich Center for Behavioral Wellness, was developed as a way to provide mental health care for residents of Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais and the surrounding communities. Today, it has grown into a major support center for adolescents, teenagers and adults to receive specialized care. more ...


VOLUNTEER WITH YOUR PET AT RIVERSIDE

Posted: May 28, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is offering a certification program for Animal Ambassadors on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., in Riverside's Johnson Lecture Hall, 350 N. Wall Street in Kankakee.  more ...


FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH LECTURE AT THE RIVERSIDE HEALTH FITNESS CENTER

Posted: May 27, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center offers "Minimally Invasive Ways to Treat Fibroids," on Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free event will be held at Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais more ...


PREVENTING FALLS AND FRACTURES: HERMES OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR FALL MANAGEMENT

Posted: May 27, 2009 12:00 am

On Wednesday, May 27, Riverside Medical Center and Geriatric Specialists of Kankakee hosted Falls and Fractures, a Geriatric Perspective. Geriatrician Dr. Stephen Hermes spoke to attendees about falling as a geriatric syndrome and offered solutions for fall management.  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Posted: May 26, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Sherri Guertin, director of Volunteer Services recently earned the designation of Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Certification Center. The CAVS is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in a critical field of volunteer services. In honor of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Riverside Medical Center EMS celebrated by hosting their annual cookout under the emergency room canopy. Pictured from left to right include Paramedics Warren Weber (team leader), Joe Porter (EMS system coordinator), Joe Doris, Erica Gunther, Tami Walters, Randy Gerdes (Team Leader), Rick LaFond (Team Leader), Tim Ketchum, Tim McClain and Kevin Hack, director of em more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES NATIONAL EMS WEEK

Posted: May 26, 2009 12:00 am

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Riverside Medical Center EMS celebrated by hosting their annual cookout under the emergency room canopy. Pictured from left to right include Paramedics Warren Weber (team leader), Joe Porter (EMS system coordinator), Joe Doris, Erica Gunther, Tami Walters, Randy Gerdes (Team Leader), Rick LaFond (Team Leader), Tim Ketchum, Tim McClain and Kevin Hack, director of emergency services.  more ...


DINNER BY DESIGN FEATURED AT WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Posted: May 21, 2009 12:00 am

On Wednesday, May 20th at Riverside Medical Center's Wellness Wednesdays, Dinner By Design's Culinary Expert Jenna Nordemeyer (left) and Registered Dietician Vicky Mansberger share samples of a heart healthy Italian pasta with ground turkey, fresh herbs and hearty vegetables. Other upcoming Riverside Wellness Wednesdays include a culinary hearts dinner and an aromatherapy workshop.  more ...


LIVE RADIO BROADCAST HELD AT RIVERSIDE

Posted: May 20, 2009 12:00 am

During National HealthCare Week, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic honored and thanked each Riverside employee for their hard work and dedication. WIVR's "Kate in the Morning" and WVLI's Gordy McCollom also interviewed Tanya Huston, manager of the emergency room; Dena Layton, vice president of nursing and Carl Maronich, director of marketing. The live broadcast took place in the Pavilion from the noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15.  more ...


FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH LECTURE AT KANKAKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:00 am

About 30 to 40 percent of adults ages 70 and older fall each year. Ten percent of these falls result in serious injury including fractures and head injuries.  more ...


MINIMALLY INVASIVE HYSTERECTOMY: FREE LECTURE FOR WOMEN

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Kankakee Valley OB/GYN is offering "Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy," a free community health lecture on Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Riverside Health Fitness Center (100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais).  more ...


TIME LOST IS BRAIN LOST: STROKE SMART DAY 2009

Posted: April 30, 2009 12:00 am

Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, increasing risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death. To help increase stroke awareness, Riverside Medical Center is offering Stroke Smart Day on Wed., May 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Riverside's Pavilion, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee.  more ...


PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH

Posted: April 27, 2009 12:00 am

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs motor skills, speech and other functions. Globally, 6.3 million people have the disease. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S 2009 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Posted: April 24, 2009 12:00 am

On Thursday, April 23 at the Riverside Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Marge Berry of Bourbonnais was named Riverside's Volunteer of the Year. Marge has been a Riverside Meals on Wheels volunteer for over 35 years, accumulating over 7000 hours. Marge was the first volunteer to ever deliver a meal when the program started in 1974. Pictured with Marge include (left) Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic, Vice President of Human Resources Becky Hinrichs (right) and Director of Volunteer Services, Sherri Guertin.  more ...


FREE LECTURE IN COAL CITY: MINIMALLY INVASIVE WAYS TO TREAT FIBROIDS

Posted: April 24, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center offers "Minimally Invasive Ways to Treat Fibroids," on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free event will be held at Riverside Medical Center-West Campus, 5775 E. Highway 113 in Coal City.  more ...


PLANNING BOARD GIVES RIVERSIDE PROJECT UNANIMOUS APPROVAL

Posted: April 22, 2009 12:00 am

The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board granted Riverside Medical Center unanimous approval Tuesday to move forward with its plans for an $81 million modernization project on the hospital's Kankakee campus.On Monday, April 20, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (right) presented a check to the American Red Cross' Steve Bell. The donation will go towards sponsoring the American Red Cross' 2009 Hometown Heroes Gala Dinner. Proceeds of the April 22 event help the Chapter continue to provide local disaster assistance, health and safety training and emergency assistance to military families.  more ...


RIVERSIDE DONATES TO AMERICAN RED CROSS' HOMETOWN HEROES

Posted: April 20, 2009 12:00 am

On Monday, April 20, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic (right) presented a check to the American Red Cross' Steve Bell. The donation will go towards sponsoring the American Red Cross' 2009 Hometown Heroes Gala Dinner. Proceeds of the April 22 event help the Chapter continue to provide local disaster assistance, health and safety training and emergency assistance to military families.  more ...


RIVERSIDE CELEBRATES NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH

Posted: April 20, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center honors and celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapists are dedicated to helping people of all ages with physical, mental and psychological disabilities meet the demands of daily living. Pictured from left to right are Riverside Occupational Therapists (OTR) Rebecca Kvasnicka, Richelle Gosim,Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Cathy Hoffman and Occupational Therapist Emmanuel Molina.  more ...


GERIATRIC LECTURE IN COAL CITY: MAY 8

Posted: April 13, 2009 12:00 am

About 30 to 40 percent of adults ages 70 and older fall each year. Ten percent of these falls result in serious injury including fractures and head injuries. On April 7th, Riverside Medical Center was named a Patient Safety Excellence Award winner for the fourth consecutive year by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare rating's company. more ...


THE EMMY'S OF HEALTHCARE

Posted: April 13, 2009 12:00 am

On April 7th, Riverside Medical Center was named a Patient Safety Excellence Award winner for the fourth consecutive year by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare rating's company. more ...


FREE LECTURE: MINIMALLY INVASIVE WAYS TO TREAT FIBROIDS

Posted: April 09, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center offers "Your Decision: Minimally Invasive Ways to Treat Fibroids," on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Founders Center, 140 Oak Street in Frankfort.  more ...


DIRECTOR OF AMBULANCE STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF CALLING 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY DURING A HEART ATTACK

Posted: April 08, 2009 12:00 am

On Wed., April 8, Riverside Medical Center's Kevin Hack, director of ambulance and the emergency department, spoke to a group of Riverside Senior Advantage Members at their monthly meeting. Members were informed on the recent accreditation of Riverside's Chest Pain Center and various heart attack signs to look for in men and women. He stressed the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately when symptoms occur.  more ...


PATIENT SAFETY X4

Posted: April 07, 2009 12:00 am

For the fourth year in a row, Riverside Medical Center has been named a Patient Safety Excellence Award Hospital, by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company.  more ...


WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS LECTURE: HEART HEALTHY BENEFITS OF FISH OIL AND OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

Posted: April 03, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center offer a Wellness Wednesday's lecture called "Heart Healthy Benefits of Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids," on Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive in Bourbonnais.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES AND HONORS CERTIFIED NURSES

Posted: March 23, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center celebrated Certified Nurses' Day on Thursday, March 19th by honoring its certified nurses. The following recently certified nurses were recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care: more ...


FREE LECTURE IN FRANKFORT OFFERS NEW RELIEF FOR PAIN SUFFERERS

Posted: March 20, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Neurosurgeon Juan C. Jimenez, MD will hold a free presentation called "Minimally Invasive Procedures."  more ...


ELEANOR'S WISH FOR MARY

Posted: March 19, 2009 12:00 am

On Friday, March 13, 2009 in a room that was dimly lit to help keep Eleanor Kuntz comfortable, family and friends gathered on Riverside Medical Center's 3rd Med/Tele for Mary's wedding.  more ...


EARLY DETECTION CAN PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

Posted: March 19, 2009 12:00 am

It is estimated that at least 50-60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if men and women over the age of 50 were screened routinely.  more ...


NOVEL TECHNOLOGY IN TREATING CHRONIC SINUS INFECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: March 19, 2009 12:00 am

A clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation is now available at Riverside Medical Center. The Balloon Sinuplasty™ system by Acclarent™ uses a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses.  more ...


SCORES FOR SCHOOLS RECOGNIZES AND AWARDS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS

Posted: March 16, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Scores for Schools is a program that recognizes and awards the outstanding accomplishments of local high schools. During the 2008 football and soccer seasons, Riverside Medical Center dontated $25 for each home touch down and $10 for each home goal. Riverside Medical Center Public Relations Specialist Natalie Krilich presented the checks to the players and coaches of nine local high schools.  more ...


THE HAZARDS OF AGING: FREE LECTURE ON COORDINATING CARE

Posted: March 11, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Geriatric Specialists of Kankakee will host Hazards of Aging: Coordination of Care, a Community Education Lecture on Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Woods in Watseka, 577 E. Martin Avenue. more ...


MOTORISTS AGE 50 AND OVER: DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM OFFERED AT RIVERSIDE

Posted: March 04, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Senior Advantage invites motorists to a Driver Safety Program on Saturday, March 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Riverside Cafeteria Board Room, 350 N. Wall Street.  more ...


RIVERSIDE SENIOR ADVANTAGE LUNCHEON: MARCH 11

Posted: March 04, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Senior Advantage will host a luncheon on Wednesday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Riverside Medical Center's Johnson Lecture Hall (basement level), 350 N. Wall Street in Kankakee. more ...


THREE PHYSICIANS JOIN NEUROLOGY PROGRAM

Posted: February 23, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Neurologists Dr. Bruce Dot, Dr. Michael Sergeant and Dr. Daniel Orozco to Riverside Neurology Specialists in Kankakee. more ...


RIVERSIDE OFFERS FREE LECTURE ON THE PRINCIPLES OF GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT

Posted: February 23, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Geriatric Specialists of Kankakee will host Principles of Geriatric Assessment, a Community Education Lecture on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street in Kankakee more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER FIGHTS FOR HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Posted: February 20, 2009 12:00 am

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States. By 2020, researchers predict that 27 million new cancer cases are expected worldwide, with 17 million deaths each year.  more ...


ROBOTIC SURGERY SHORTENS RECOVERY TIME, REDUCES PAIN

Posted: February 19, 2009 12:00 am

A revolutionary surgical procedure at Riverside Medical Center is helping women like Kristen Lewis get back on their feet within a few days after a hysterectomy- a sharp contrast to the normal six-to-eight week recovery period for a traditional hysterectomy. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASS

Posted: February 10, 2009 12:00 am

Pets can improve your health. It's true, studies show that interacting with a pet can actually benefit your health. That's why Riverside is proud to offer Animal Ambassadors, a group of volunteers who bring their therapy dogs to visit patients at Riverside Medical Center.  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S WEAR RED DAY FEATURES COOKING DEMO

Posted: February 06, 2009 12:00 am

On Friday, Feb. 6, in association with Heart Month and the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day, Riverside Medical Center held a free heart-healthy cooking demo in the Pavilion Lobby. Morrison Executive Chef Shane Barnett shares with guests the ingredients to his carrot cake recipe. He also offered free samples, free red dress heart pins and walnut recipe books.  more ...


MAKING A CHILD'S STAY A LITTLE BRIGHTER

Posted: February 06, 2009 12:00 am

On Friday, Feb. 6, Clayton, a pediatric patient at Riverside Medical Center and his mom Erica, watch the movie Wall-E in the Room of Magic. "It helps to make their stay a little brighter," said Riverside Pediatric Team Leader Diane McGrath. Every Friday at 1 p.m. pediatric patients and their parents are invited to watch featured movies in the Room of Magic. Upcoming movies include Mulan and Beauty and the Beast.  more ...


SUCCESSFUL AGING: WITHIN YOUR CONTROL

Posted: February 06, 2009 12:00 am

Americans are living longer than ever before. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the population age 85 and over could grow from the 5.3 million in 2006 to nearly 21 million by 2050. more ...


MASSULLO TO TALK ABOUT MEN'S VASCULAR HEALTH

Posted: February 03, 2009 12:00 am

In a study on the top 10 health threats in men, heart disease was the leading cause of death in men in the United States. Men can reduce their risk of heart disease by healthier lifestyle choices and getting appropriate treatment. more ...


THE TRUTH ABOUT HORMONES

Posted: January 30, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center will offer the Take Heart! Screening Series on February, 7, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverside Medical Center- West Campus in Coal City, 5775 E. Highway 113, Coal City. more ...


SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION UNVEILED AT MILLER REHABILITATION

Posted: January 30, 2009 12:00 am

On Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, Riverside Medical Center officials and over 150 guests celebrated the unveiling of the newly expanded Miller Rehabilitation. more ...


RIVERSIDE EXPANDS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Posted: January 23, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center recently opened five new emergency department rooms, allowing the area's largest hospital to treat even more patients at one time in its ER. more ...


THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

Posted: January 22, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Geriatric Specialists of Kankakee will host The Right Place at the Right Time: When Do I Need Assisted Living, a Community Education Lecture, on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverside's Miller Rehabilitation Center, Dining Room, 1601 Butterfield Trail, Kankakee.  more ...


WOMEN'S LOVE YOUR HEART DINNER

Posted: January 20, 2009 12:00 am

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. Luckily, there are many ways to help protect you and your loved ones.  more ...


TAKE HEART! SCREENING SERIES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

Posted: January 19, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center will offer the Take Heart! Screening Series on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Riverside Medical Plaza in Bourbonnais, 300 Riverside Drive (just off Route 45). more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER AND GERIATRIC SPECIALISTS OFFER FREE EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION IN COAL CITY

Posted: January 16, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Geriatric Specialists of Kankakee will host Falls and Fractures, a Community Education Lecture, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverside Medical Center- West Campus in Coal City, 5775 E. Highway 113, Coal City.  more ...


RIVERSIDE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OFFERS TIPS ON STAYING PROTECTED IN THE BITTER COLD

Posted: January 16, 2009 12:00 am

It comes as no surprise that the New Year brings more than just new resolutions. Along with weight loss goals, frigid temperatures have hit the Kankakee area.  more ...


STRESS LESS: RIVERSIDE'S HEARTFEST 2009 OFFERS TOOLS TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH

Posted: January 07, 2009 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Rush-Riverside Heart Center will host HeartFest 2009/ Stress Less: Tools to Protect Your Health, on Sat. Feb. 28. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley.  more ...


GROWING CONCERN: TAKING CARE OF AGING LOVED ONES

Posted: January 05, 2009 12:00 am

Jan. 5, 2009 - A typical Medicare patient may take 13 to 14 prescriptions a year, juggling as many as four to five medications at any given time. Monitoring medication use is just one of the stressors facing caregivers concerned about the safety and well-being of their aging loved ones.  more ...


RIVERSIDE DONATES TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF KANKAKEE COUNTY

Posted: December 18, 2008 12:00 am

Habitat for Humanity of Kankakee County will present its second fund-raising concert at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Kankakee on Thursday, Jan. 15.  more ...


MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS: THINK PINK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted: December 15, 2008 12:00 am

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Riverside Medical Center reminds women to take care of their health. more ...


RIVERSIDE RECEIVES NATIONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT AWARD

Posted: December 12, 2008 12:00 am

December 12, 2008 - Riverside Medical Center recently received national recognition for its commitment to the health and stress management of its employees. HeartMath, a company offering scientifically validated services aimed at reducing stress and boosting productivity, named Riverside a HeartMath Hospital and presented hospital officials with the Continuity of Care Award. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S MCCLAREN HONORED AT ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Posted: December 03, 2008 12:00 am

On Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, Riverside Medical Center's Sharon McClaren, pictured here with Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic, had the honor of lighting the Christmas tree at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. McClaren, who is a manager at the Riverside Bourbonnais Medical Plaza, was recognized for her hard work in the development of the Riverside Medical Center Employee Institute and the opening of Riverside Medical Center- West Campus in Coal City.  more ...


GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. MITCHELL

Posted: December 03, 2008 12:00 am

Nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other workers, Dr. John Mitchell, Anesthesiologist, was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award. more ...


A YEAR OF THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING

Posted: December 03, 2008 12:00 am

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic presented a check to Sunrise Center Therapeutic Riding Program's Barbie Weissbohn. The donation will be used to cover a year membership for a horseback rider. The program, created by owner and instructor Karen Hemza, has been around for 15 years and was started as a way to help handicapped children and adults. For more information on the program, contact Barbie at 815-530-0674.  more ...


TAKE HEART! LECTURE AND SCREENING SERIES

Posted: November 24, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center will offer Take Heart! Lecture and Screenings Series on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Riverside Medical Center Plaza in Bourbonnais.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HONORS COAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL ART CLUB

Posted: November 14, 2008 12:00 am

Coal City High School Art Club Secretary Lizzie McGuire (left) and club vice president Brittney Andersen accept a check from Riverside Medical Center representatives Karen Abraham and Kathy Curiel (far right). The art club helped Riverside with it's pumpkin painting booth at this year's Coal City Octoberfest. In appreciation for the help, Riverside made a donation to the Coal City High School Art Club. Riverside's new medical facility opens in Coal City Nov. 24th. more ...


RIVERSIDE SENIOR LIVING WELCOMES TWO TO THE TEAM

Posted: November 04, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Senior Living recently announced the addition of two new marketing professionals to their team.  more ...


ALTERNATIVES TO MAJOR SURGERY: RIVERSIDE USES THE LATEST IN IMAGE TECHNOLOGY

Posted: October 20, 2008 12:00 am

To offer patients safer and more effective alternatives to major surgery, Riverside recently invested in a new $1.2 million state-of-the-art interventional (catheter-based treatment) imaging lab.  more ...


RIVERSIDE RANKED NATIONALLY IN SEVERAL SERVICE AREAS

Posted: October 14, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center today announced that it has received several top five-star ratings, from HealthGrades, the leading healthcare ratings company. These five-star ratings were seen in coronary bypass surgery, treatment of heart failure, total knee replacement, back and neck surgery (with spinal fusion and without), carotid surgery, prostatectomy, and cholecystectomy. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S WOMEN'S HEART AND VASCULAR SCREENING DAY

Posted: September 22, 2008 12:00 am

On Sat., October 11, Riverside Medical Center will be hosting "Women's Heart and Vascular Screening Day" from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Riverside's Johnson Lecture Hall (basement level). more ...


SIMULATION TRAINING GIVES RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEES AN EDGE ON ADVANCED PROCEDURES, DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES

Posted: September 18, 2008 12:00 am

Imagine getting a glimpse of a final exam before it is given. For two days, Riverside Medical Center employees had just that opportunity. Boston Scientific Simulation Mobile Training Unit was at Riverside to provide employees with state-of-the-art, hands-on cardiac catheterization Lab training.  more ...


THREE PHYSICIANS JOIN RADIOLOGY, ONCOLOGY AND HEART PROGRAMS

Posted: September 17, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome Radiologist Arun Jagannathan, MD, Oncologist Annabelle Veerapaneni, MD and Cardiologist Hershel Wix, MD to the community. more ...


ADVANCING IN NURSING

Posted: September 11, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board have announced the Career Ladder Extension Project, a new component of Riverside's Nursing Excellence through Education Initiative. The Career Ladder Extension Project was designed to provide healthcare professionals the opportunity to attain degrees and advance their careers.  more ...


A GRIPPING AND INTIMATE STORY OF SURVIVING BREAST CANCER: THIS AND MUCH MORE AT RIVERSIDE'S WOMEN'S HEALTH EXPO 2008

Posted: September 08, 2008 12:00 am

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, keynote speaker, NBC 5's Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Certified Nutritionist, PhD, will present her riveting account on Surviving to Thriving at Riverside Medical Center's Women's Health Expo 2008, ACHIEVE...Health...Wellness...Fitness...Your Dreams on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais (just off Route 45) more ...


HELPING CAREGIVERS COPE WITH STRESS

Posted: September 05, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center will host a Wellness Wednesday presentation featuring Geriatric Specialists of Kankakee's Stephen Hermes, MD, on Wednesday, September 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais.  more ...


FOOD, LIVE BANDS, GAMES AND MUCH MORE... ONLY AT THE TASTE OF RIVERSIDE

Posted: August 26, 2008 12:00 am

Indulge your senses with a variety of food, music and games at the Taste of Riverside on Saturday, September 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais.  more ...


RIVERSIDE JUNIOR AUXILIARY DONATES X-BOX 360 TO PEDIATRIC UNIT

Posted: August 13, 2008 12:00 am

The Riverside Junior Auxiliary held a fundraiser on July 26 to benefit the Riverside Pediatric Unit. They successfully raised enough money to purchase an X-Box 360 game system with wireless controllers, a wireless charging station and 4 games for pediatric patients to use while in the hospital.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER BRINGS INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS TO KANKAKEE REGION

Posted: August 07, 2008 12:00 am

Advanced technology that uses microsonic sound waves to help dissolve dangerous blood clots is now available through Riverside Medical Center, offering new hope for patients who develop Deep Vein Thrombosis. more ...


BACKPACK SAFETY: FROM PRESCHOOL TO COLLEGE

Posted: August 07, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center will host a Wellness Wednesday presentation featuring Riverside Physical Therapist Candice Jager, PT, DPT on Wednesday, August 20 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais.  more ...


RIVERSIDE SIX ATTEND HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING

Posted: August 06, 2008 12:00 am

A team from Riverside Medical Center recently completed the Homeland Security Healthcare Leadership and Administrative Decision Making During Disaster Training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama. The team included (top left to bottom right) Phillip Crouch RN, Patient Safety Office/Director of Employee Health, Jean Koehler, Employee Relations Manager, Sherry Mayes RN, Director of Trauma/Emergency Preparedness, Sumit Sehgal, Information Services System Engineer, Deborah Denham RN, Administrative Director and Tanya Huston RN, Director of Emergency Services. The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and other hazardous materials.  more ...


$20,000 CHECK PRESENTATION: RIVERSIDE AND OLIVET TEAM UP

Posted: August 04, 2008 12:00 am

(Kankakee, IL) As part of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Riverside Medical Center's President and CEO Phil Kambic (second from the left) and Riverside's Director of Trauma/Emergency Preparedness Sherry Mayes, RN presented Olivet Nazarene University's Director of Public Safety Craig Bishop (far left), Olivet's Vice President of Finance Doug Perry and Olivet's Director of Physical Plant Matt Whitis (far right) with a $20,000 check in Olivet's Miller Business Center. The money will be utilized to purchase a generator for the Surge/Alternate Care site at Olivet.  more ...


RIVERSIDE ANNOUNCES MODERNIZATION PLANS

Posted: August 04, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has announced its plans for a $65 million modernization project on its Kankakee campus. The project, currently in the planning stage, has a targeted completion date of late spring 2011. more ...


IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: RIVERSIDE PARTNERS WITH LOCAL UNIVERSITY IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER

Posted: August 01, 2008 12:00 am

Over the past several years, Riverside Medical Center has partnered with Olivet Nazarene University to develop an emergency preparedness plan that includes the use of Olivet as an alternate care/surge site in the event of a large scale disaster in our region that exceeds hospital resources.  more ...


FREE LECTURE IN COAL CITY: RIVERSIDE NEUROSURGEON OFFERS NEW RELIEF FOR PAIN SUFFERERS

Posted: July 22, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Neurosurgeon Juan C. Jimenez, MD will hold a free presentation called "Stop Back Pain with X-Stop." The lecture takes place on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Coal City Village Hall, 515 S. Broadway, Coal City, Illinois.  more ...


RIVERSIDE'S WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Posted: July 10, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Riverside Health Fitness Center will host a Wellness Wednesdays presentation featuring Children's Nutrition Expert Naina Batish MD., Pediatrician on Wednesday, July 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais. more ...


GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. BETLEJ

Posted: June 18, 2008 12:00 am

Nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other workers, Dr. Thomas Betlej, Pathology, was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER BREAKS GROUND MILLER CENTER EXPANSION

Posted: June 17, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center recently began expansion of Miller Center's rehabilitation services. A groundbreaking was held on Tuesday, June 17 at Miller Center, 1601 Butterfield Trail in Kankakee. more ...


NORTH LOBBY RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Posted: June 12, 2008 12:00 am

On Wed., June 11, Riverside Medical Center's Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy Maggie Frogge (L), Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic, Chairperson of the Riverside Medical Center Board of Directors Connie Ashline and Riverside Director of Patient Access Dawn Willbarger welcomed employees and visitors to the newly renovated North Lobby. The renovations create a more open, welcoming environment in the North Lobby and offer some stunning amenities, including a soothing water feature, etched glass panels, a fire place, complimentary Wi-Fi and beautifully designed waiting room furniture. more ...


RIVERSIDE SENIOR ADVANTAGE LUNCHEON

Posted: May 30, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Senior Advantage will host a luncheon on Wednesday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Riverside Medical Center's Johnson Lecture Hall (basement level). more ...


RIVERSIDE'S 2008 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Posted: May 23, 2008 12:00 am

Debbie Bond (center) received the Riverside Medical Center "Volunteer of the Year Award" at Riverside's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Monday, April 29. Presenting the award was Riverside Medical Center's Director of Volunteer Services Sherri Guertin (far right). Also included are Riverside's President and CEO Phil Kambic (far left), Riverside's Vice President for Human Resources Becky Hinrichs and Debbie's husband Harry Bond. "For me, the best part about volunteering is that you get to meet so many people and help them in one way or another," said Debbie Bond who has been a Riverside volunteer since 2003. She has served over 700 volunteer hours at Riverside and continues to devote her time to volunteering. Her primary volunteer role is in Riverside&rsq more ...


2008 RIVERSIDE AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Posted: May 22, 2008 12:00 am

The Riverside Auxiliary awarded two $1000 renewable scholarships to area students pursuing a degree in a health care related field. Scholarship Chairman, Sharon Riordan presented the Susan Schott Memorial Scholarship to Alexandria Frank from Momence High School and Krista Witheft from Kankakee High School.  more ...


FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY AT RIVERSIDE'S COAL CITY SITE

Posted: May 22, 2008 12:00 am

As Riverside Medical Center continues to work on its clinic facility in Coal City, a formal flag-raising ceremony was held at the site on Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m. The ceremony was attended by (from l to r) Dave Hoffman, Marshall Erdman Associates; Matt McBurnie, Riverside Executive Director of Foundation; Jim Wilson, Former property owner; Jake Closson, Marshall Erdman Associate; Connie Ashline, Riverside Board Chairman; Phil Kambic, Riverside President and CEO; Neal Nelson, Coal City Mayor; Jim Kirchner, Riverside VP of Ambulatory Care; Georgette Vota, Coal City Village Trustee; and Matt Fritz, Coal City Village Administrator. The 12,500-square-foot facility, located on the south side of Illinois Route 113, just west of Carbon Hill Road, will be home to Riverside primary care physicians more ...


FREE LECTURE PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR PAIN SUFFERERS

Posted: May 13, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center's Neurosurgeon Juan C. Jimenez, MD will hold a free presentation called "Stop Back Pain with X-Stop." The lecture takes place on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Coal City Village Hall, 515 S. Broadway, Coal City, Illinois.  more ...


NEW APPROACH OFFERS PATIENTS FAST RELIEF FROM LOWER BACK PAIN

Posted: May 13, 2008 12:00 am

Juan C. Jimenez, MD, of Neurosurgery Consultants at Riverside Medical Center is the first neurosurgeon in the area to perform a minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of symptoms due to lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) or lower back pain. LSS is a common spinal problem that affects mainly people over age 50 and is often associated with leg and back pain more ...


GET STROKE SMART AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: May 12, 2008 12:00 am

Strokes can strike anyone, at any age - 40 percent happen to people under the age of 60 and women account for 61 percent of all stroke deaths.  more ...


THE OLYMPICS OF EMERGENCY CARE

Posted: April 22, 2008 12:00 am

Before the Olympic Games, most athletes prepare to win the gold; but at the Annual JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) Games, emergency medical professionals prepare to save lives.  more ...


FREE PROSTATE SCREENINGS AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: April 16, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center and Urological Surgeons of Illinois will be providing FREE prostate screenings on Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th at the Riverside Medical Center Pavilion. The Prostate screenings are being held in conjunction with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition's Drive against Prostate Cancer.  more ...


RIVERSIDE SPINE CENTER OFFERING EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

Posted: April 15, 2008 12:00 am

The latest technology in non-surgical treatments, surgical treatments and therapies for back and neck pain are now available at Riverside Spine Center.  more ...


THIRD YEAR IN A ROW: AMONG TOP FIVE PERCENT IN NATION FOR PATIENT SAFETY

Posted: April 09, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center announced today that for the third straight year it has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Patient SafetyTM, by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company. more ...


RIVERSIDE SENIOR ADVANTAGE LUNCHEON

Posted: April 01, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Senior Advantage will host a luncheon on Wednesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Riverside Medical Center's Johnson Lecture Hall (basement level). more ...


RIVERSIDE'S HEART AND VASCULAR SCREENING DAY

Posted: April 01, 2008 12:00 am

On Sat., April 12, Riverside Medical Center will be hosting "Women's Heart and Vascular Screening Day" from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Riverside's Johnson Lecture Hall (basement level).  more ...


RIVERSIDE NAMED ONE OF THE NATION'S 100 TOP HOSPITALS

Posted: April 01, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has been named one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals by Thomson Healthcare, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of care. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S GOOD HEART AWARD 2008

Posted: March 17, 2008 12:00 am

Connie Ashline received the Riverside Medical Center "Good Heart Award" at Riverside's Heart Ball Gala Event, March 8. Presenting the Award are Riverside Medical Center's President and CEO Phil Kambic (left) and Riverside HealthCare Foundation's Executive Director Matt McBurnie. "Connie has been our mentor, advisor, counselor, friend, but most importantly, our inspiration," said Kambic as he made the presentation at the Gala, which was attended by nearly 600 Riverside supporters. Ashline serves as Chairman of the Riverside Medical Center Board of Directors. Riverside's Good Heart Award symbolizes dedication and passion for the community as well as vision and support for Riverside Medical Center. more ...


RIVERSIDE AUXILIARY APRIL LUNCHEON

Posted: March 14, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Auxiliary will host a luncheon on Monday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Riverside Medical Center's Johnson Lecture Hall (basement level). Lunch will be catered by The Country Table and is $8 per person. more ...


GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. AYOADE

Posted: January 28, 2008 12:00 am

Nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other workers, Dr. Ayodele Ayoade, Psychiatry, was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award. more ...


RIVERSIDE HOSTS FREE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE SEMINAR

Posted: January 21, 2008 12:00 am

A free educational seminar Alternative Medicine: What You Need to Know is being offered on Wednesday, January 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais (Route 45 North). more ...


YOUR HEART'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE LECTURE SERIES:

Posted: January 15, 2008 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center kicks off the Your Heart's in the Right Place Lecture Series with Super Size America: How Our Way of Life is Killing Us on Monday, January 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center, 100 Fitness Drive, Bourbonnais (Route 45 North). more ...


USING BARCODES HELPS DECREASE MEDICATION ERRORS

Using Barcodes Helps Decrease Medication Errors

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

A 2006 study by the Institute of Medicine says that 7,000 deaths are caused by medication errors each year. About 1.5 million people, about half of them in nursing homes, are affected by these errors each year. more ...


BRIGHTEN A SICK CHILD'S DAY WITH A DONATION OF ARTS AND CRAFTS

Brighten a Sick Child's Day with a Donation of Arts and Crafts

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

All around the country, children sit in hospital beds, recovering from illness, and going through treatments for various afflictions. For many of these children, their day consists of being poked and prodded. more ...


HOSPITALS CAN BE EYE-OPENING FOR KIDS

Hospitals Can Be Eye-Opening for Kids

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

When most people think about Take Your Child to Work Day-the day where kids get to tag along with mom or dad for eight hours to see where they spend their day-they think about going to an office and sitting through meetings. more ...


GET FIT AND LOOK GOOD ON YOUR HAWAII VACATION

Get Fit and Look Good on Your Hawaii Vacation

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

When you live in the Midwest, sometimes it can be a little hard getting motivated to keep yourself fit. If you're carrying a couple of extra pounds, you can rest easy knowing half of the year you can cover up with baggy sweaters and sweatshirts. more ...


PATIENTS CAN HELP CUT THROUGH BOREDOM BY WATCHING MOVIES

Patients Can Help Cut Through Boredom by Watching Movies

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

Hospitals are a place to go when you're not feeling well, or to get better after a surgery or accident. Chances are you've been in a hospital room before to visit a patient, or you've been a patient yourself. more ...


FISH TANKS A NATURAL CHILD MAGNET IN WAITING ROOMS AND ALL ROOMS

Fish Tanks a Natural Child Magnet in Waiting Rooms and All Rooms

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

When you look at it from the perspective of a child, a hospital can be a very scary place. For one, a child is normally only in a hospital if they're sick - or if they're visiting someone sick. more ...


HOUSE RAFFLE RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S MEDICAL RESEARCH

House Raffle Raises Money for Children's Medical Research

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

Winning the lottery is a dream of many Americans. The thought of an investment in a one dollar lottery ticket turning into a multi-million dollar prize is almost too much to fathom and often too much to resist. more ...


EXPLORING CHILDBIRTH CHOICES

Exploring Childbirth Choices

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

Many expectant mothers and fathers often are at a loss when deciding what childbirth option best suits their vision of the childbirth and delivery process. It is important to be informed on all of your options. more ...


HEART HEALTHY SUGGESTIONS FOR SENIORS

Heart Healthy Suggestions for Seniors

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

With the "HeartFest 2008: Your Heart's in the Right Place" nearly a month away, we have been talking with seniors and chefs to open up the table for discussion about ways to practice a more healthful lifestyle. more ...


FAMILIES TAKE GOOD HEALTH TO HEART

Families Take Good Health to Heart

Posted: January 01, 2008 12:00 am

At Riverside Medical Center we take the health of your heart very seriously and are always looking for new ways to better serve the public. One successful program that we would like to highlight this month is Healthy Lifestyles: A Family Affair. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER #1 IN ILLINOIS FOR CARDIAC SURGERY: STUDY

Posted: October 27, 2007 12:00 am

According to the Tenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study issued last week, Riverside Medical Center ranks #1 in Illinois for cardiac surgery. The study, the largest of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation's 5,000 hospitals over the years 2004, 2005 and 2006.  more ...


RIVERSIDE PARAMEDICS COMPETE IN A NATIONAL EMS CHALLENGE

Posted: February 20, 2007 12:00 am

Four paramedics from Riverside Medical Center were chosen by their peers to compete in a national emergency medical services excellence competition known as the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) games. more ...


NEW LEADERS ANNOUNCED AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: February 20, 2007 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center recently welcomed three directors to their leadership team. more ...


RIVERSIDE NAMES HINRICHS VP OF HR

Posted: February 13, 2007 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center President and CEO Phil Kambic has announced the promotion of Becky Hinrichs to the position of Vice President for Human Resources of Riverside HealthCare. Ms. Hinrichs was appointed from her position as Riverside's Corporate Director of Human Resources. more ...


PATIENT SAFETY AND COMFORT A TOP PRIORITY AT RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: February 13, 2007 12:00 am

To provide patients with better comfort, more privacy and less noise, Riverside Medical Center recently added five new private patient rooms. more ...


RIVERSIDE ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Posted: February 06, 2007 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center Auxiliary is offering scholarships to area high school students interested in health careers. Riverside Medical Center announced today it has received five-star ratings and top national rankings for clinical excellence in heart surgery, according to a comprehensive study released by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company. more ...


LOCAL EXECUTIVE EARNS TOP HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL

Posted: February 06, 2007 12:00 am

Phil Kambic, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Riverside HealthCare, Kankakee, IL recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders more ...


INDEPENDENT QUALITY STUDY RATES RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Posted: November 22, 2006 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center announced today it has received five-star ratings and top national rankings for clinical excellence in heart surgery, according to a comprehensive study released by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company. more ...


NEW PHYSICIAN JOINS RIVERSIDE IN WILMINGTON AND MANHATTAN

Posted: October 24, 2006 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center recently announced the addition of Family Practice Physician Dr. Raymond Maceren to their medical staff.  more ...


CARDIAC SERVICES CITED IN NINTH ANNUAL HEALTHGRADES QUALITY STUDY

Posted: October 24, 2006 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center announced today it has received five-star ratings and top national rankings for clinical excellence in heart surgery, according to a comprehensive study released by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CITED AS A SELECT PRACTICE RECIPIENT IN THE AREA OF CARDIAC BYPASS SURGERY

Posted: October 19, 2006 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center, today announced that it was named as a 2006 CareScience Select Practice National Quality Leader in the category of Cardiac Bypass Surgery. The recognition of these accomplishments was published in the 2006 CareScience Select Practice National Quality Leader Report, now available. more ...


LONGTIME DONOR HONORS RIVERSIDE'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Posted: October 12, 2006 12:00 am

Like most philanthropists, Jackie Gibbs downplays her contributions to Riverside Medical Center. Beneath her humble exterior, however, lies the heart of a devoted giver. more ...


KAMBIC NAMED RIVERSIDE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Posted: September 15, 2006 12:00 am

The Riverside Healthcare Board of Directors announced today its' appointment of Phillip Kambic as President and CEO of Riverside HealthCare. Kambic has been serving as Riverside's interim CEO since January. more ...


NEW YORK FASHIONS IN KANKAKEE

Posted: July 21, 2006 12:00 am

Cancel your trip to New York City, the Riverside Medical Center Auxiliary is bringing the Big Apple's latest fashion trends all the way to Kankakee! more ...


A PARTNERSHIP OF COMPASSION

Posted: July 21, 2006 12:00 am

They say you can't put a value on peace of mind. Safety is close behind. After being diagnosed with breast cancer and facing a world of tests, surgery and treatment options - that feeling of safety can be hard to find.  more ...


A NEW MAGICAL THEATER BRINGS SMILES TO HOSPITALIZED KIDS

Posted: June 14, 2006 12:00 am

When children have to stay at a hospital due to an illness, they can sometimes feel nervous or scared. To help alleviate their fears, Riverside Medical Center now offers hospitalized children their very own private entertainment theater. more ...


PROVIDING TROUBLED TEENAGE GIRLS A SAFE PLACE TO GROW

Posted: June 07, 2006 12:00 am

Designed to help girls between the ages of 12 and 17 with severe psychological, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, Riverside Medical Center and Indian Oaks Academy have partnered to offer a new, comprehensive program. more ...


HAVE YOU NOTICED MORE ROOM ON RIVERSIDE'S ELEVATORS LATELY?

Posted: June 01, 2006 12:00 am

Have you been to Riverside Medical Center lately and shared an elevator ride with some employees? If it seemed the elevators are getting bigger, they're not. Riverside employees are getting smaller. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER: A LEADER IN PATIENT SATISFACTION

Posted: June 01, 2006 12:00 am

Receiving their highest patient satisfaction scores ever, Riverside Medical Center has been placed in the top 10% of the nation for providing a positive patient experience. more ...


KAMBIC NAMED BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Posted: April 10, 2006 12:00 am

Hard-working. Community-minded. A man of integrity. Those are all terms that have been used to describe Riverside Medical Center's interim President and CEO, Phil Kambic. It's because of those qualities that you can now also call him the Bradley-Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Person of the Year for 2006. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER RANKED AMONG TOP FIVE PERCENT NATIONALLY FOR PATIENT SAFETY

Posted: April 04, 2006 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center announced today that it has been named in an independent national research study as a recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient SafetyTM, according to HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company. more ...


RIVERSIDE RECEIVES AASM ACCREDITATION

Posted: February 02, 2006 12:00 am

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers accreditation as a demonstration that a sleep center or sleep-related breathing laboratory has met all standards set by the AASM such as employing skilled and qualified staff, creating a clean and comfortable environment, developing a quality assurance plan, and adhering to evidence-based practice parameters. An accredited sleep disorders program is a significant resource to the medical community and to the public. It assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment. Additionally, it is the gold standard by which other organizations and companies evaluate sleep programs.  more ...


DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM EARNS RE-ACCREDITATION

Posted: January 17, 2006 12:00 am

The Riverside Diabetes Wellness Center has recently been awarded another three-year term of accreditation as a recognized diabetes self-management education program from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  more ...


RIVERSIDE WELCOMES NEW NEUROSURGEON

Posted: January 17, 2006 12:00 am

In order to add even greater neurosurgical talent and capability to the recently launched neurosurgical program, Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Juan Jimenez, M.D., to the medical staff. more ...


GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. TRAPP

Posted: December 23, 2005 12:00 am

Nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other workers, Dr. Gregory T. Trapp, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award. more ...


YOU COULD WIN A HARLEY BY SUPPORTING RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Posted: December 23, 2005 12:00 am

To celebrate Riverside's 2006 Heart Ball, Heart and Soul: A Tribute to Motown, Krahl Construction has donated a custom-built 2006 Harley Davidson. Valued at $23,000, the 50's style bobber is beautifully designed in red and black and has the unique Heart and Soul: A Tribute to Motown logo and theme. The motorcycle is on display in Riverside's Pavilion Lobby (near the main entrance.) The proceeds from the raffle will go toward the purchase of a Cardiac Picture Archiving System (CPAC) for Rush-Riverside Heart Center. Tickets are $100 each, and no more than 500 tickets will be sold.  more ...


DENNIS C. MILLIRONS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE TO RESIGN

Posted: December 14, 2005 12:00 am

Riverside HealthCare publicly announced that Dennis Millirons will resign as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective January 31, 2006. Millirons who has held this position since 1994, has accepted an offer to become President and CEO of the Condell Health Network in Libertyville, IL. In accordance with Riverside's succession plan, Senior Vice President and COO, Phillip Kambic, will become Interim President and CEO while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted. more ...


SUPPORT RIVERSIDE WITH HEART AND SOUL

Posted: December 12, 2005 12:00 am

Presented by the Riverside HealthCare Foundation, Heart & Soul: A Tribute to Motown is a full evening of dinner and entertainment set for Saturday, January 7, 2006 at The Odyssey Country Club.  more ...


RIVERSIDE INTRODUCES SURGEON TRAINING PROGRAM

Posted: October 21, 2005 12:00 am

In partnership with Urological Associates of Illinois, Ltd., Riverside Medical Center has been selected as an accredited branch of the urology residency program of Rush University Medical Center. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED

Posted: October 17, 2005 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center is ranked #1 in the South Chicago area, #3 in the state of Illinois and among the top five percent of all hospitals nationwide for heart surgery, according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the nation's leading provider of independent hospital ratings. more ...


GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. O'CONNOR

Posted: September 22, 2005 12:00 am

Nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other workers, Dr. Thomas L. O'Connor, Gastroenterology, was recently awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award. more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE WELCOMES NEW NEUROSURGEON

Posted: August 10, 2005 12:00 am

According to the Illinois Neurosurgical Society, at least 27 neurosurgeons have left Illinois or closed their doors since January 2004. Currently, neurosurgeons are extremely scarce in Illinois and throughout the country. Even in Chicago, only 20 of Cook County's community hospitals have emergency neurosurgery capabilities - down from 38 a decade ago. more ...


FIRST-EVER GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD GOES TO DR. KIM

Posted: July 01, 2005 12:00 am

Nominated and selected by hospital staff members, including nurses, technologists, therapists and other workers, Dr. Dong O. Kim, General Surgeon, was recently awarded the first-ever Golden Stethoscope Award. more ...


NEW MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE TO COMBAT STROKE AT RIVERSIDE

Posted: June 21, 2005 12:00 am

Recently at Riverside Medical Center, Dr. Hershel Wix, Cardiologist, performed the first minimally invasive carotid artery stent procedure in the Region. more ...


ONE OF ILLINOIS FIRST ROBOT-ASSISTED OPEN-HEART SURGERIES

Posted: May 04, 2005 12:00 am

Cardiovascular surgeons, Drs. Mark Lubienski, and Philip Alexander, performed pioneering heart surgery at Riverside Medical Center using the DaVinci robotic-assist system to perform heart bypass surgery. It was one of the first robotic-assisted heart surgery performed in Illinois. more ...


ILLINOIS' THIRD ROBOT-ASSISTED OPEN-HEART SURGERY

Posted: April 18, 2005 12:00 am

Cardiovascular surgeons Mark Lubienski, MD, and Philip Alexander, MD, performed pioneering heart surgery March 3 with a bypass procedure using Riverside's robotic system. It was only the third robot-assisted open-heart surgery performed in Illinois and the first at Riverside. more ...


RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER FULFILLS NEEDS IN PEMBROOKE

Posted: March 23, 2005 12:00 am

For over 15 years, the Riverside Community Health Center has served the Pembroke community. No physician knows the needs of this underserved population more than Stonewall McCuiston, MD who has been a physician at the Riverside Community Health Center in Pembroke for over 10-years. more ...


RIVERSIDE LAUNCHES BIRTH MEMORIES - A COLLECTIVE PHOTO DVD

Posted: March 01, 2005 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center recently announced its newest amenity for mothers who deliver at Riverside Family BirthSuites. more ...


RIVERSIDE RECEIVES RECERTIFICATION

Posted: January 14, 2005 12:00 am

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) recently awarded recertification to Riverside Medical Center for its Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program. more ...


DENNIS MILLIRONS HONORED BY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Posted: October 05, 2004 12:00 am

Riverside HealthCare President and CEO Dennis C. Millirons was honored as the recipient of the 2003 American Hospital Association (AHA) - Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Most Valuable Political Action Committee (PAC) Player award. In addition, he is completing his six-year term as an Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) board member.  more ...


RIVERSIDE INTRODUCES NEW SURGICAL ROBOT WITH COMMUNITY DEMONSTRATIONS

Posted: June 30, 2004 12:00 am

A surgical robot at Riverside Medical Center promises to make surgery much easier for many patients. The community will have a rare opportunity to view this new state-of-the-art technology in the Riverside Pavilion on Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30. more ...


AWARDED STATE CERTIFICATE FOR NEW SURGERY CENTER

Posted: June 24, 2004 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center was awarded a Certificate of Need (CON) from the Illinois State Health Facilities Planning Board to build a surgery center for outpatient surgical procedures on Riverside's North Campus (Bourbonnais). The surgery center will be a component of the 40,000 square-foot Ambulatory Care Center now under construction that will include diagnostics, women's health and physician offices. The new facility (which will be adjacent to the Betty Burch Bridgewater Center for Radiation Therapy) is scheduled to be open in August 2005. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S NEW SURGICAL ROBOT

Posted: June 21, 2004 12:00 am

Riverside Medical Center has recently invested in the da Vinci Surgical System for physician-assisted robotic surgery.  more ...


RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE RECEIVES ACR ACCREDITATION

Posted: March 24, 2004 12:00 am

The Riverside Radiology Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). more ...


MENDED HEARTS, INC. KANKAKEE CHAPTER #323 NOW FORMED

Posted: March 22, 2004 12:00 am

Mended Hearts, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization comprised of people with heart disease, their families, medical professionals and other interested parties. Sponsored by the American Heart Association, the organization provides educational forums, health information workshops, and individual and group support. more ...


REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO AND RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION

Posted: February 01, 2004 12:00 am

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and Riverside HealthCare (RHC) in Kankakee, Illinois announced today a strategic affiliation between the two organizations that will greatly expand access to physical medicine and rehabilitation service to the families of Kankakee, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Livingston and Will counties. With this affiliation, Riverside HealthCare will be the only health care system in Region to offer RIC's full spectrum of physical medicine and rehabilitation services. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted: January 22, 2004 12:00 am

In 1964, Riverside Medical Center responded to the community's need for additional healthcare programs and services by opening their doors to their very first patients.  more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER RESPONDS TO AMERICA'S OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Posted: June 13, 2003 12:00 am

Nearly 5 to 19 million Americans are considered severely obese. In response to this growing trend, Riverside HealthCare recently opened the Bariatric Center @ Riverside Medical Center. Currently, it serves as the only bariatric center in the Kankakee Region to perform gastric bypass surgery-one of the most effective procedures to combat severe obesity. more ...


RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER PERFORMS 1000TH HEART PROCEDURE

Posted: March 21, 2003 12:00 am

The Rush-Riverside Heart Center is the first program in the Kankakee Region to use a new drug-eluting coronary artery stent. The recently FDA approved coated stent prevents repeated blockage (restenosis) for individuals who are at high risk for coronary artery disease. more ...


RIVERSIDE'S MILLER CENTER SELECTED FOR PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL PILOT PROJECT

Posted: February 07, 2003 12:00 am

Riverside Senior Living's Miller Center in Kankakee has been selected for participation in an exclusive, national healthcare quality improvement pilot study focused on culture change. more ...