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Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals®

Riverside Medical Center has been named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital again in 2016 marking the second year in a row that Riverside has earned this distinction. The Truven 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study singled out hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. Thee Truven study evaluates performance in key areas and assures patients and their families that the cardiovascular care they receive at Riverside is among the best in the nation.

Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals®

Seven-Time Recipient! Riverside Medical Center is one of the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® 2016 award winners and ranks among the best in the country on overall performance, as determined by independent and objective public data. Being identified as a 100 Top Hospitals award winner establishes Riverside as a high-performing healthcare resource providing exceptional value to our community. It means that our leadership team, medical staff, and employees have achieved national benchmarks for balanced performance in patient care, operational efficiency, and financially stability.

Riverside is Designated A Magnet® Hospital

The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition Program unanimously voted to credential Riverside Medical Center as a Magnet® Credentialed Organization. The Magnet designation is one of the highest honors a hospital can earn with respect to the standard of nursing care provided. With this designation, Riverside ranks in a select group of only 5% of healthcare organizations in the United States for nursing excellence.

Riverside 2015-2016 Healthgrades Awards

Riverside Healthcare has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to clinical excellence, quality improvement and compassionate care as demonstrated by its outstanding patient outcomes across a variety of service areas including orthopedic surgery, joint replacement, valve surgery, stroke care, prostatectomy, cholecystectomy, and treatment of respiratory failure.

Riverside is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation, showing superior performance and clinical excellence year after year. Riverside Medical Center recently received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ and the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for the third consecutive year. These combined distinctions place Riverside in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for outstanding clinical performance and patient safety excellence as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. In addition, Riverside is one of only 38 hospitals in the U.S. to earn both distinctions! Riverside was also named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Stroke Care and has received Excellence Awards and five star ratings in many areas including Cardiac, Orthopedic, Neurosciences, Women's Health, General Surgery, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, and Critical Care services.

Riverside Has Received the Following Healthgrades Distinctions:

  • Cardiac
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure (2014–2016)
  • Critical Care
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Sepsis (2013–2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (2010-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (2015)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-star recipient for Colorectal Surgeries (2014–2016)
  • General Surgery
    • General Surgery Excellence Award (2016)
  • Neurosciences
    • Recipient of the Neurosciences Excellence Award (2014-2015)
    • Recipient of the Stroke Care Excellence Award (2010-2016)
    • Ranked among the Top 5% in the nation for Treatment of Stroke (2014–2015)
    • Ranked among the Top 10% in the nation for Neurosciences (2014–2015)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 7 years in a row (2010-2016)
  • Pulmonary
    • Recipient of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award (2015-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2015-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia (2015-2016)
  • Patient Safety
    • Recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014–2016)
  • Orthopedic
    • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services (2014-2016)
    • Recipient of Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2014-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2008-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2012-2016)
    • Five-star recipient for Back Surgery (2014)
    • Five-star recipient for Hip Replacement (2015)
  • Women‘s Health
    • Recipient of Women's Health Excellence Award (2014–2015)
    • Five-star recipient for Hysterectomy (2015)
    • Five-star recipient for C-Section Delivery (2015)
  • Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™
    • Among the Top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance (2012, 2014–2016)

The 260 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2014 study period (2010-2012), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 30 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

America's Healthiest Employer

Riverside was selected from more than 5,000 employers throughout the nation as America's Healthiest Employer in 2016. The America's Healthiest Employer Award is earned through evaluation across six key categories: Vision, Culture/Engagement, Learning, Expertise, Metrics and Technology. By earning this distinction, Riverside demonstrated the achievement of lasting success through a wide array of employee wellness initiatives with respect to the Riverside Employee Wellness program, REACH (Riverside Employees Actively Choosing Health). REACH, is unique and provides access to numerous health and wellness opportunities, education, and interventional programs. The REACH program enables employees to make and maintain real lifestyle changes to improve health, integrate work and life and achieve a higher quality in their daily lives, as well corporate wellness programs.

“It's exciting to see the nation's healthiest employers at work,” noted Rod Reasen, CEO of Healthiest Employer. “(Organizations like Riverside) are leading the charge in worksite health and demonstrate a remarkable commitment to improving the lives of their workforce and community.”

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker‘s Healthcare released the 2016 edition of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare featuring U.S. healthcare provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of healthcare-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more. The organizations included on this year's list were considered, as were organizations that received national, state or local recognition previously earned for workplace excellence, as well as benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees. Riverside earned its position among this elite group for these very reasons as well as many others. With almost 3,000 employees including physicians, medical staff, and volunteers from more than 120 communities, Riverside enjoys an average employee tenure of over nine years. Such loyalty may be attributed to job satisfaction and teamwork as well as a result of the designations earned such as the hospitals Magnet accreditation for Nursing Excellence, as well as the healthcare system's distinction as the Nation's Healthiest Employer. In addition, Riverside provides employees with home ownership assistance, discounted access to the Riverside Health Fitness Center, educational assistance and professional development training, as well as many other unique and special benefits.