Community and Giving

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Names Liz Martin Administrator

May 01, 2019

Riverside is pleased to announce it has named Liz Martin as the Vice President and Administrator for Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, responsible for hospital operations and ensuring the coordination of services by the health system throughout the region.

Martin is no stranger to Riverside or Tappahannock having previously served in this role.

“In many ways, this move feels like coming home,” Martin said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the incredibly dedicated team here to continue implementing the strategic plan that the health system started for the region in 2017, and guiding the development of a health care model for Tappahannock and the Northern Neck.”

Martin joined Riverside Health System in 1989 after earning an undergraduate degree in Biology from the College of William & Mary and her master’s degree in Health Administration from Duke University.

In 1995, Martin became the chief executive for the then newly acquired Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. Riverside acquired the hospital in 1989 and invested $8 million to pull the hospital out of bankruptcy.

Today, Riverside Tappahannock Hospital primarily serves the residents of the Tappahannock area, including Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties and the Northern Neck counties of Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland and Lancaster.

In 2013, Martin moved to Riverside’s corporate office to serve as the health system’s Vice President for Quality.

Liz Martin

During Martin’s first tenure at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, she was instrumental in establishing Riverside Medical Group practices in the community and building services to meet the greater health care needs of the community.

All these years later, there are many things that have changed, but many of her goals for the region remain similar to when she started here. Martin sees her role, and that of her entire leadership team, as first and foremost stewards of health care resources in the community.

“Trends in health care have more service opportunities moving to an outpatient setting, and the advancement of technology has expanded opportunities in telemedicine,” Martin said. “As we move forward, we will draw on our mission statement to care for others as we would care for those we love and work to ensure the right health care opportunities and access are available.”

In recent years, Riverside has continued to make significant investments in the community to improve care and expand services that make sense to patients, including the renovation of inpatient rooms into private, healing spaces; the renovation of the Cancer Infusion Center at the hospital; the addition of new surgical and clinical diagnostic equipment, including 3D mammography, low-dose CT scanning, MRI and PET scanning; and the expansion of home health services to be able to provide even more care in patients’ homes.

Martin anticipates the coming weeks and months will be busy with announcements showcasing to the community the strategic plan for the region in action.

To learn more about Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, visit riversideonline.com/RTH.