Riverside Named Among Top Community Hospitals, Earning National Recognition


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KANKAKEE, Ill. – Riverside Medical Center has once again solidified its status as a beacon of exceptional healthcare, landing a coveted spot on Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 153 “Great Community Hospitals.” Recognized for its clinical excellence, compassionate care, and economic impact, Riverside stands out as a vital pillar in the healthcare landscape.

As a 312-bed powerhouse, Riverside Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services. Its remarkable journey to excellence is underscored by accolades including the distinction of a nationally recognized, award-winning level I trauma hospital. Boasting specialized programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, and orthopedics, Riverside has emerged as a cornerstone of medical expertise.

The hospital’s impressive accomplishments extend beyond its medical offerings. Riverside’s prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence crowns its commitment to fostering a nurturing and proficient healthcare environment. Among its recent milestones, the Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute celebrated its 100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, along with the completion of the 100th WATCHMAN implant.

Becker’s Hospital Review emphasizes the pivotal role community hospitals play in expanding healthcare access, especially for patients who may otherwise face formidable barriers. While these hospitals cater to a diverse range of communities, they all share an unwavering dedication to clinical mastery and empathetic patient care.

Riverside Medical Center joins other commendable local institutions in its triumph, contributing to a chorus of success stories in the healthcare realm. The list includes noteworthy names like Community Hospital of San Bernardino (Chicago), Crossroads Community Hospital (Mt. Vernon, Ill.), Elmhurst (Ill.) Hospital, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper, Ind.), Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital, Provident Hospital of Cook County (Chicago), and UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital (Rockford, Ill.).


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