Why Riverside: The Riverside Difference

The Difference

Why it Matters to You

Over 70 primary care and 270 specialty physicians are part of Riverside Medical Group, the largest and most experienced team of physicians on the Virginia Peninsula.

Many diseases often involve more than one medical condition requiring more than one specialist. Our Riverside physician medical Home Team works closely together to provide seamless patient care.

Riverside physicians are national leaders in using electronic medical records to improve patient care

Riverside physicians can quickly access and share critical diagnostic and medical information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This results in improved physician to physician communication and patient care, faster and more accurate diagnosis, increased patient safety and reduced medical costs.

You have 24/7 access to your personal electronic medical records

Using myHealth eLink, an online communication tool, you can access your electronic medical and immunization records, view lab results sent by your physician, request prescription refills, appointments and referrals or send a question to your physician’s office.

Only accredited local Emergency and Trauma Center

Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center has the Virginia Peninsula’s highest emergency trauma designation and is staffed around the clock with Board Certified Emergency Physicians specially trained in advanced emergency care and over 270 on call specialists.

Only open heart surgery center on the Virginia Peninsula

Cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services are provided in one location, 24/7. If emergency open heart surgery is required you won’t have to be transported to another hospital, significantly reducing the risk of increased heart damage or even death.

Only facility on the Virginia Peninsula with a 128 slice CT scan

This state-of-the-art diagnostic technology provides more detailed imagery than the traditional 64 slice CT scan. Doctors can more quickly and accurately pinpoint and treat conditions.

Only interventional catheterization lab on the Virginia Peninsula meeting ACC/AHA guidelines for emergency heart attacks

The faster and more effectively advanced cardiac disease is diagnosed and delivered, the less more invasive procedures are required and the more heart muscle (and lives) can be saved.

Riverside is an accredited American College of Radiology, Breast Center of Excellence

Riverside uses only the most advanced detection and diagnostic tools available, including stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy procedures.

Riverside consistently beats the national average for time between patient arrival and emergency cardiac catheterization

The national guideline for "door to balloon” (catheterization) is 90 minutes. Riverside meets or beats this 92% of the time. Our “door to balloon” record is 23 minutes.

Riverside provides remote EKG equipment to local emergency transport vehicles (ambulances)

Emergency medical responders transmit EKG (heart) data directly to the Riverside Emergency Department before patients ever arrive. As a result, doctors save valuable time in diagnosing and treating heart conditions.

Innovative emergency treatment for heart attacks and strokes

The Emergency Room uses highly specialized, hypothermic treatment that cools your body to a lower temperature. As a result, the potential for brain damage from restricted blood flow is reduced.

Emergency Room ten minute EKG guarantee

If you come to the emergency room with chest pain or critical heart disease symptoms, we will administer a physician-read EKG within 10 minutes of arrival. The faster an accurate

Only healthcare organization in Hampton Roads to partner with UVA and use Gamma Knife gold standard technology to perform “surgery without a knife”

The Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center means you can be treated for brain tumors, neurological conditions and many types of cancer right here at home, eliminating the expense of leaving home for treatment. Over 500 procedures have already been performed at the Center, many on an outpatient basis.

Only local inpatient rehabilitation care facility

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute is a full service inpatient rehabilitation facility so that you can remain near home and avoid costly travel expenses and the inconvenience associated with leaving the area for care.

Only local provider of comprehensive surgical services across nearly every specialty including: heart and vascular, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer, head and neck, colorectal, radiosurgery, laparoscopic, robotic and microsurgery.

You can receive state of the art care including emergency surgery across nearly every specialty, right here at home. You do not need to be transferred to another hospital or another city for care, so your recovery and follow up is more convenient and less costly.

Only local healthcare provider offering the full array of surgical services from consultation through rehabilitation and follow-up.

All of your surgical needs are met and coordinated under one roof by your team of Riverside physicians. You don’t have to worry about obtaining medical records and shuffling them among many different care providers and facilities.


 

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