Every day Riverside Methodist's physicians and nurses make the impossible, possible. Our world renowned medical innovations give our patients the best healthcare options available today.

So what does innovation mean to us? It means that from the waiting room to the operating room, we always offer extraordinary patient care. And while technology plays a major role in making that happen, we never lose sight of creating a warm, friendly and loving environment.

Code Cool

In cases of cardiac arrest, emergency staff stabilize a patient's heart to contain damage to the heart muscle. The team uses a body cooling therapy called Therapeutic Hypothermia, to bring down the core body temperature. This technique aims to reduce other organ damage and slow brain cell death that could lead to permanent neurological impairment. Riverside Methodist is one of the few hospitals in the country to use this life-saving technique.

Revolutionary Stroke Treatment

The first hospital in Ohio accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, an honor reserved for hospitals offering exceptional stroke care, Riverside Methodist treats more stroke patients than any other hospital in central Ohio. Our experience, clinical research and treatment options are unmatched by any other hospital in the state.

Revolutionary treatments, like the MERCI Retriever, the Penumbra System and Wingspan Stents, give patients a higher chance of surviving a stroke with minimal or no permanent damage. Read more or learn how to prevent stroke.

 

Watch the video about the MERCI Retriever

Heart Attack and Stroke Emergency Alerts

Getting heart attack and stroke victims the treatment they need as quickly as possible is the reason behind Riverside Methodist's emergency alert systems. Our Heart Attack Alerts and Stroke Alerts have dramatically cut the time to treatment for thousands of patients and are proven to save lives. And Riverside Methodist is one of only five hospitals in the nation to have in-house heart attack physicians on staff five out of seven nights a week. 

The alert systems notify our physicians of an incoming heart attack or stroke victim before the patient even reaches the hospital doors. As a result, Riverside Methodist's time between a patient's arrival and emergency treatment is well below the national average. In fact, Riverside Methodist's average door to balloon time, or door to angioplasty or stent placement is 53 minutes, compared to the national goal of 90 minutes. Our door to CT read for stroke victims is 20 minutes on average compared to the national goal of 25 minutes. 

Are you at risk for a heart attack? Take our Heart Risk Assessment Quiz

Saving More Limbs & Lives

Riverside Methodist's world-renowned physicians often save limbs and lives that would otherwise have been lost to critical limb ischemia, a severe condition resulting from peripheral vascular disease (PVD).  The average success rate for treating critical limb ischemia surgically is 30-50 percent. It's why Riverside Methodist focuses on the early diagnosis and treatment of PVD.  We do it by offering centralized critical limb care and a team of physicians specializing in minimally invasive procedures to treat PVD. As a result, our success rate for treating critical limb ischemia is 95 percent.

Robotic Surgery at Riverside Methodist

For minimally invasive surgeries, Riverside Methodist's physicians use the da VinciTM Surgical System. The newest and most advanced technology for minimally invasive surgery, the robotic technology creates less trauma for the patient, less risk of complications, faster overall recovery time and a quicker return to normal activities.  Riverside Methodist is one of the most experienced minimally invasive surgery hospitals in central Ohio.

Our physicians were also some of the first in the world to use the new Sensei Robotic Heart Catheter System.  Commonly used to treat atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart beats), the robot guides the physician's catheter into hard-to-reach areas of the heart with greater precision.  Read more.

 

Watch the SENSEI Video

Fostering Innovation

Riverside Methodist staff are strongly encouraged to contribute innovative ideas about patient safety and patient care. They are, after all, on the front lines of patient care every single day and it's why their opinions are welcomed. As a result, Riverside Methodist's medical teams are constantly inventing new and improved ways to offer the best care possible. Our quality of care and safety records reflect the passion of our hospital staff. It's why Riverside Methodist has received the Consumer Choice Award for most preferred healthcare services in Columbus every year since 1996. Read more about Riverside Methodist's patient experience.

OhioHealth's eICU® at Riverside Methodist

When someone you love is having a serious medical problem, you want to be sure they're getting the best care possible. So do we. That's why OhioHealth has installed the region's first and only eICU® system - technology that allows our physicians and nurses to keep an even closer eye on patients and respond preemptively to even the slightest changes in their condition. Through the high-tech eICU® network, cameras in every ICU patient room feed back to a single control center where board-certified critical care physicians closely watch the patient's progress 24/7. Since installing the eICU®, Riverside Methodist's ICU mortality rate has dropped 15 percent. Read more.

Center for Medical Education and Innovation

Healthcare professionals in Ohio and around the world come to Riverside Methodist to train at the Center for Medical Education and Innovation. Revolutionizing the art of medical training and patient care, the Center brings the future of medical training to the present day. The Center's mission is to improve healing and patient safety by providing clinicians a safe place to practice medicine. Read more