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Riverside Medical Center Named a 100 Top Hospital by IBM Watson Health

Riverside only one of eight hospitals in Illinois to receive distinction

KANKAKEE, IL (March 8, 2018) - Riverside Medical Center has been named one of the highest performing hospitals in the nation, according to IBM Watson Health's 25th annual 100 Top Hospitals list.

Riverside is one of just eight hospitals in Illinois to receive this distinction. It is the ninth time Riverside has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM, and the sixth year in a row. This distinction was formerly known as Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals.

"It is a tremendous honor to once again be named to this elite list," said Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic. "Our doctors, nurses, and staff work very hard to make sure our patients receive the highest quality care, while also focusing on efficiency and patient experience. Our employees should be very proud to know their dedication is being noticed," he said.

The newly released study recognizes hospitals that have clearly demonstrated top performance in care, efficiency, and community value. The results come from a study that evaluated 2,785 hospitals based on the categories of patient survival rates, complications and infections, length of stay, patient satisfaction, emergency department wait times, inpatient expenses, and profit margins.

If the hospitals on the top 100 list represented a standard quality of care nationwide, 43,000 patients would be complication-free and about 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days, according to the report. Additionally, more than 102,000 lives and $4.4 billion in inpatient costs would be saved.

Riverside was honored in the Teaching Hospital category. Other Illinois hospitals named to the list and their categories include:

Major Teaching Hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago; NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston

Large Community Hospitals: Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville; Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin; Edward Hospital, Naperville; Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield.


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.