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Riverside Doctors Hospital Williamsburg Emergency Department

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Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg is a full-service emergency department with 12 private patient rooms. As a whole, Riverside’s Emergency Department delivers lifesaving care, 24/7 and 365 days a year, in three Emergency Rooms across southeastern Virginia. This includes the region’s only accredited Emergency and Trauma Center located at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. The Emergency Rooms at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, as well as Riverside Walter Reed Hospital (Gloucester), Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (Tappahannock) and Shore Memorial Hospital (Eastern Shore) are supported by the same team of over 500 medically distinguished providers across nearly every specialty that support the flagship Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center.

In the case of critically ill patients, all of our emergency rooms have on-site helicopter pads and can receive and transport patients by Riverside’s Life Evac air ambulance to our Emergency and Trauma Center at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Riverside Doctors' Hospital earns Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation logoRiverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg was the first institution in Virginia and one of 75 nationwide to receive Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2019. This accreditation recognizes emergency departments that provide “excellent care for older adults.”

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognized Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg on March 26, 2014 with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization's dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients.

To earn certification, the hospital must have an established stroke program that includes specific procedures and highly trained staff able to recognize and treat stroke symptoms quickly using the latest treatment options. The Emergency Department team at Riverside Doctors' Hospital has undergone extensive stroke training, preparation and evaluation by The Joint Commission, and will continue to pursue ongoing training.

This certificate of distinction is awarded only to those programs that comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of stroke diagnosis, treatment and care.

Programs must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in providing primary stroke center services based on the recommendations published by the Brain Attack Coalition, and the American Stroke Association's guidelines for stroke care. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.