SOURCE: National Research Corporation

National Research Corporation

November 03, 2015 11:00 ET

Riverside Health System and National Research Corporation Partner to Improve the Patient Experience

NEWPORT NEWS, VA--(Marketwired - November 03, 2015) - Riverside Health System and National Research Corporation announced a partnership to conduct the not-for-profit health system's patient experience measurement, online physician reviews, and provider coaching and improvement. These programs will offer feedback on how to enhance the overall patient care delivery. Riverside Lifelong Health, the system's long term care division, has already been utilizing National Research's My InnerView resident experience products and solutions for 10 years.

Riverside has been on a relentless journey to improve the organization's culture by adopting a "back to basics" focus that foster innovative, personalized care optimizing quality and safety and a supportive, healthy patient and family culture. Recent initiatives include implementing rounding procedures, unit-based safety huddles, and discharge phone calls. These initiatives help Riverside provide effective care coordination and seamless care transitions.

Nancy Littlefield, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Riverside, said the organization's decision to partner with National Research rested on two reasons:

"National Research's values and vision and their partnership with other organizations are very much aligned with what Riverside is trying to drive," said Littlefield. "National Research has also been part of our Lifelong Health division for approximately 10 years and has had phenomenal relationships within that division; this new partnership now allows National Research to cover our whole health system, which I think has some synergy and opportunities to strengthen the continuum of care that Riverside offers."

In addition to measuring the patient experience, Riverside will also utilize Connect Experience, National Research's Provider Coaching and Improvement Tool, and the Reputation solution. Reputation will allow Riverside to use its patient satisfaction survey data to publish independently verified patient ratings and review on their websites and physician profile pages.

Riverside will begin fielding these programs beginning January 1.

From primary care to end of life care, the work of National Research spans all patient touch points. This includes meeting the patients' needs for a safe transition from one care setting to another and precisely representing the voices of patients and their loved ones. Riverside will benefit from National Research's expertise, best practice knowledge, and networking opportunities.

About Riverside Health System

A regional leader in providing health care since 1916, Riverside Health System seeks to deliver care and services -- as a team -- by putting patients and residents at the center of all operations. Riverside delivers a variety of health care services and programs in the areas of prevention, acute care, aging-related services, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, diagnostic care, education, and home care.

The Riverside Health System operates five acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, and the largest freestanding physical rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its extensive Medical Group includes more than 540 providers. Ambulatory centers bring diagnostic services, physical therapy, day surgery and other services to neighborhoods served by Riverside.

The company employs more than 9,400 team members in offices throughout Eastern Virginia.

About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA) (NASDAQ: NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

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