SOURCE: Riverside Medical Center

Riverside Medical Center

June 03, 2009 23:40 ET

South Chicago Illinois Healthcare Excellence Lies With Riverside Medical Center

KANKAKEE, IL--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - If you suffer from chest pain, you should look no further for treatment than Riverside Medical Center. In April of 2009, Riverside was awarded Chest Pain Center accreditation with Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Society of Chest Pain Centers is dedicated to the belief that heart disease can be eliminated as the number one cause of death worldwide.

South Chicago Illinois healthcare could not be held to higher standards. To earn the Chest Pain Center accreditation, facilities must meet or exceed a wide set of stringent criteria and then allow an on-site evaluation by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The added distinction of PCI is included due to Riverside's advanced capabilities.

Riverside takes a team-based approach when it comes to working with local emergency medical services. For instance, each Riverside ambulance is a moving intensive care unit. From the time the patient is in the ambulance, they are hooked up to an EKG. While en route to Riverside, the results are sent directly to the emergency room. The physicians and staff are able to view the patient's information before the patient arrives at the southern Chicago suburbs hospital. With the pertinent information already in hand, physicians are able to make a timely assessment before hospital treatment is physically given.

In addition to improving the teamwork with local emergency medical services, Riverside has also improved other aspects of the hospital to increase the quality of its patient care. Riverside has converted shared patient rooms into private rooms. There are currently 24 private patient rooms throughout the hospital. Private rooms lower stress levels, reduce hospitalization time and generally improve the overall hospital stay.

Those who live in the area to take advantage of this southern Chicago suburbs healthcare should consider themselves lucky. As one of the top 100 hospitals in the country Riverside is the place for great healthcare.

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

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