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Riverside Regional Medical Center Recognized as 2022 Spine Surgery Excellence Award Recipient

March 09, 2022
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Riverside Health System is pleased to announce that Riverside Regional Medical Center (RRMC) has earned Healthgrades’ 2022 Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for providing superior clinical outcomes in spinal fusion, back and neck surgeries. Over 4,500 hospitals were assessed, and RRMC was one of just 100 hospitals nationwide, and one of two hospitals in Virginia, to receive this award. 

“We are proud our neurosurgery team has continued to excel and provide the highest-quality spine care amid the challenges of responding to COVID-19,” says William McAllister IV, M.D., Chief of Neurological and Spine Services at Riverside. “Riverside Neurological and Spine Institute is the only spine program in Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville or the greater Washington, D.C. area to be recognized with this award, and it is a reflection of the talent and dedication of the entire multidisciplinary team.”

For this award, Healthgrades analyzed hospitals’ performance based on patient outcomes from 2018 to 2020. To measure performance, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient data for back and neck surgeries and spinal fusions. 

“We are very honored to have received this recognition and we take pride in our comprehensive approach to spinal surgery,” says Dean Kostov, M.D., one of five spinal neurosurgeons with Riverside. “Our patients benefit from many advancements in surgical technology that allow us to perform surgeries with extremely high levels of precision. We have dedicated teams that are committed to providing the best options for patients with from diagnosis to surgery and through to the recovery process.”

Learn more about the spine program at Riverside by visiting riversideonline.com/spine