Why Riverside

Welcome to the Riverside Health System's Annual Report on Health Equity. This report highlights our efforts and commitment to providing fair and just health care for everyone.

Acute Care Health Equity Annual Report - View April 2023 Report

What is Health Equity?

Health equity means everyone has a fair chance to be as healthy as possible. This includes people of all races, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, genders, and economic backgrounds. Our goal is to make sure everyone receives the best health care, regardless of their situation.

Our Commitment

At Riverside Health, we’re committed to creating a healthier tomorrow by providing extraordinary experiences for our patients, team members and the communities we proudly serve.

In 2024, all hospitals must prove they are working towards health equity. Riverside Health is dedicated to this cause. We follow guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure we meet the required standards.

Key Areas of Focus

  1. Strategic Priority for Equity
  2. Collecting Important Data
  3. Data Analysis
  4. Quality Improvement
  5. Leadership Involvement

How We Are Making a Difference

  • Community Engagement: We work closely with local groups to address the needs of our communities.
  • Screening for Social Needs: We screen patients for issues like food insecurity and housing problems to provide better support.
  • Continuous Improvement: We constantly analyze our performance and make changes to improve health care for everyone.

Moving Forward

We are proud of the progress we’ve made, but we know there is always more work to do. Our commitment to health equity is ongoing, and we will continue to strive for excellence in providing equal health care for all.

Thank you for reading Riverside Health System's Health Equity Annual Report. Together, we can make a difference and ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve their best health.