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Riverside Methodist Hospital

• U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals"

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings of “America’s Best Hospitals” for neurology and neurosurgery. This places Riverside Methodist among the fewer than 150 hospitals to be nationally ranked out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

• 100 Top Hospitals

In 2014, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital was named to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® list in the "Teaching Hospitals" category for the 11th time. The award recognizes Riverside Methodist for excellence in key performance areas, including patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of care, financial stability, and operational efficiency. In addition, the hospital received the Everest Award for the second consecutive year, having set national benchmarks for both the fastest long-term (five year) improvement and highest (current) performance on the 100 Top Hospitals’ Balanced Scorecard.

• Becker's Hospital Review "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs"

This award recognizes Riverside Methodist for exceptional programs dedicated to the health and well-being of women. The hospitals featured on the list have programs that include a wide range of healthcare options for women including gynecologic care, reproductive medicine, breast health as well as emotional support and behavioral healthcare options. The programs display clinical excellence and provide quality care.

• Excellence in Stroke Treatment

In 2014, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll awards again. The awards recognizes our hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

• Comprehensive Stroke Center

Riverside Methodist Hospital was the first hospital in the state of Ohio to be certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for providing exemplary care in treating the most complex strokes.

• Level II Trauma Center

Riverside Methodist is an American College of Surgeons Level II verified trauma center.

• The Patients' Favorite

Riverside Methodist has received the Consumer Choice Award for Most Preferred Healthcare Services in Columbus every year since 1996. Each year, the National Research Corporation awards its prestigious Consumer Choice Award to hospitals whose consumers rate it as having the highest quality healthcare services. No other hospital in central Ohio has ever received this award.

• Aetna Institute of Quality for Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiac Medical Intervention & Rhythm Disease Diagnosis

On August 10, 2011, Riverside Methodist Hospital was designated as an Institute of Quality (IOQ) for the following services: Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiac Medical Intervention & Rhythm Disease Diagnosis. Designated IOQ facilities demonstrate excellence in care and a commitment to continuous improvement, and represent an exceptional value.

• In the Top 100 Hospitals

In 2011, Riverside Methodist Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters for the ninth time. Riverside also received this recognition in 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001, placing the hospital in the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide. This award recognizes Riverside for outstanding performance in clinical outcomes, patient safety, operational efficiency, financial results and service to the community. Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

• Best Hospital

Columbus Monthly’s 2010 Best of Columbus recognized Riverside Methodist as the readers’ choice for “Best Hospital.”

• Best of Business

In 2010, Riverside Methodist was selected as the winner of the Best of Business in Central Ohio in the Best Hospital/Medical Center category by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. Riverside Methodist has won this award three years in a row.

• Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Riverside Methodist received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) in 2010 for its high level of expertise in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.

• Gold Seal of Approval™

In 2010, The Joint Commission re-certified Riverside Methodist with the Gold Seal of Approval™ in six disease-specific areas including: Heart Failure, High Risk Obstetrics, Joint Replacement – Hip, Joint Replacement – Knee, Joint Replacement – Shoulder, and Lung Cancer. In addition, Riverside Methodist was re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center. These certifications demonstrate Riverside Methodist’s dedication to providing patients the best possible care. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits healthcare organizations and programs nationwide that meet specific performance standards.

• Magnet Recognition

In 2010, the American Nurses Credentialing Center re-designated Riverside Methodist as a Magnet hospital. Magnet Designation is the highest level of recognition awarded to healthcare organizations for nursing excellence. Fewer than 6.5 percent of all healthcare organizations in the United States have achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition® status.

• Radiation Oncology Accreditation

Riverside Methodist's radiation oncolgy department received accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in 2010 and accreditation from the American College of Radiology in 2009.

• Excellence in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Riverside Methodist Hospital received the VHA PEAK award for Performance Excellence, Achievement and Knowledge in the area of acute myocardial infarction in 2009.

• Four-Star and Five-Star Awards

In 2009, Riverside Methodist was honored with nine Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC). Riverside received six 5-star, the highest level, for Anesthesia Services, Place to Practice Medicine, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care, Overall Quality of Care, Pathology Services, and 4-Star awards for Surgical Services and Medical Records.

• Honored for Organ Donation

In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center were awarded the Gold Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration for maintaining an 80 percent organ donation rate from eligible donors for one year during a specified 26-month period.

• Top Cardiovascular Hospital

In 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Riverside was ranked among the Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country. The award from Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient) is based on a study using clinical and financial measures such as average length of stay, risk-adjusted complications, mortality rates and severity-adjusted costs per case. In 2006, Riverside was the only hospital in central Ohio to be named on this prestigious list.

• BlueCross Blueshield Association

Riverside Methodist is designated as a Blue Distinction Center by BlueCross BlueShield Association for Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Care, Knee and Hip Replacement, and Spine Surgery.

• NAPBC Accreditation

Riverside Methodist is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.