Riverside Community Hospital named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals by The Joint Commission
October 08, 2012
Riverside, CA — October7, 2012 Riverside Community Hospital has been named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on The Joint Commission’s list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ program for 2012. RCH was one of only two hospitals in the Inland Empire to receive this recognition.
RCH was one of Healthcare Corporation of America’s (HCA’s) 96 hospitals recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012. Riverside Community Hospital received national recognition as a top performer in the areas of: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
"e;Riverside Community Hospital is proud to be named on the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures and to be recognized as a national leader in providing quality patient care. This achievement validates RCH’s dedication and commitment to our patients through providing high quality, safe and compassionate care resulting in positive outcomes through evidence-based measures," said Patrick Brilliant, President and CEO of Riverside Community Hospital.
"We have an excellent team here at RCH who truly care about our patients by making sure we provide a nurturing and healing environment away from home. Our goal is to create a positive and safe experience for each patient. By having accountability and standardized measures in place, and a ‘No Excuse’ policy, we are able to ensure the best results and outcomes for our patients," said Brilliant.
"Making the Top Performers list is no easy feat. Each recognized hospital met two 95 percent performance thresholds,"e; said Mark R. Chassin, MD, President, The Joint Commission. "These hospitals are leading the way in quality improvement."
About Riverside Community Hospital (RCH)
Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital is a 373 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,700 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI (heart attack) receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.