SOURCE: Riverside Medical Center

November 21, 2008 00:57 ET

Riverside Healthcare Awarded National Rankings

KANKAKEE, IL--(Marketwire - November 21, 2008) - Riverside Medical Center, a prominent fixture in the south Chicago medical community, recently received national recognition in several patient care areas. Heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics highlight the core of the organization's most distinguished programs.

Successful hospitals in Illinois require sensitivity to the people in the community that they serve. The handful of five-star ratings that Riverside Healthcare received as a result of HealthGrades' 11th Annual Hospital Quality in America Study provides evidence of this superior level of care. The study awarded Riverside Medical Center five-star ratings in numerous areas, including prostatectomy, cholecystectomy, full knee replacement, back and neck surgery, carotid surgery, coronary bypass surgery, and management of heart failure.

In addition to the five-star ratings for Riverside Healthcare, located in the south Chicago hospital vicinity, service areas such as cardiac care and surgery, orthopedic, spine, gastrointestinal surgery were found to be in the top 10% of the United States in each given service area.

Riverside Medical Center, an Illinois hospital, was assessed against some of the nation's top hospitals. The study examined over 41 million Medicare in-patient records over a two year period. Patients receiving care at a high-ranking hospital were found to have significantly lower mortality rates. The HealthGrades quality of care ranking assists individuals in choosing the best care available, by assessing virtually all hospitals in the United States. However, the HealthGrades' recognition makes up a small sample of Riverside Healthcare's awards in recent years. The Thomson 100 Top Hospitals ranking provides another example of outside recognition for the in-house care of patients in multiple treatment areas.

Phil Kambic, CEO of Riverside Medical Center, recently noted, "These awards are great, but what is more significant is the hard work, attention to detail and commitment to providing quality care that is behind each one."

For further information regarding the world class healthcare offered by Riverside Medical Center visit, or call (815) 933-1671.

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