A Message from Our Leadership Team
At Riverside we have one goal – to provide the very best patient care possible, achieving some of the best medical outcomes anywhere. We are accountable for your care and that means patient safety and patient service is at the core of everything we do -- every day.
High quality standards yield high quality results and that's why we hold ourselves to some of the most aggressive standards of any health system in the country. Our reputation is based on the quality care we deliver.
An ongoing focus on quality and access to the best treatment options available for every patient, is why we continue to bring some of the most comprehensive care in the world to Hampton Roads. It's the reason Riverside has the Peninsula's only Certified Stroke Center, Trauma Center, Open Heart Surgery Center, comprehensive Cancer Care Center, and in conjunction with our partners at the University of Virginia, Gamma Knife, the only radiation based technology in the world designed exclusively for treating the brain.
Our focus on quality is also why it didn't take an Act of Congress for Riverside to become one of the first health systems in the country, and the first in Hampton Roads, to start using electronic medical records to improve patient safety -- and patient care. More than a decade ago, we knew an investment in electronic medical records was right for our patients. And that meant it was right for us.
Affordable, quality patient care is a collaborative effort involving administrators and medical staff. Riverside is the only local health system where physicians don't just have a voice in healthcare -- they help direct it. Every day, all across Riverside in our hospitals, ERs, operating rooms, physician practices, rehabilitation centers and long term care facilities, we track and measure our performance against some of the toughest patient care standards of any health system in the country. Why? Because the tougher the standards we impose on ourselves, the better care we deliver to you.
At Riverside, we are vocal advocates of patient choice. The more information you have, the more informed choices you can make. And that's our goal. To provide you with easy to understand, up-to-date quality data as well as links to independent, consumer health information so that you can make the best healthcare choices for you and your family.
To Your Health.