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Riverside Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Riverside Among Top 5% in Nation for Clinical Outcomes

KANKAKEE, IL (January 23, 2018) - Riverside Medical Center has received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. For the fifth consecutive year, this distinction places Riverside in the top 5% for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. 

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3% lower risk of death than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, on average, 159.924 lives could potentially have been saved.

"Riverside is very honored to receive this award from Healthgrades," said Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic. "Our physicians, nurses and staff work hard each day to provide the best possible outcomes and they do it not for the recognition, but because it's the right thing to do for our patients. Having earned this award for five straight years shows the consistent level of care our staff maintains and that makes us all very proud."

The 250 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care, showing superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures. To learn more about how Healthgrades determines the criteria and recipients for the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, visit healthgrades.com/quality.


About Riverside Healthcare

Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois, and is part of Riverside Healthcare, a fully-integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout five Illinois counties including Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Will, Grundy and parts of Western Indiana. Riverside Medical Center is a 312-bed Level II Trauma hospital that provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Offering award-winning programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, orthopedics and a reputation for nursing excellence has placed Riverside as a leader nationally and locally. Riverside is the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital and ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The healthcare system has earned Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals award eight times and is a multi-year recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Riverside Medical Group includes more than 140 primary and specialty care providers that deliver care at sites throughout the region. Learn more about Riverside Healthcare at www.RiversideHealthcare.org.