Riverside, CA – Riverside Community Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top 10% of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. This achievement reflects Riverside Community Hospital’s outstanding clinical outcomes and distinguishes the hospital as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for vascular surgery.

“This is yet another example of our commitment to keep patients local and provide world-class services in the Inland Empire region,” said Adam Rudd, chief executive officer, Riverside Community Hospital. “We are proud recipients of the 2023 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ and will continue to provide quality patient care with exceptional outcomes.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.

“We commend Riverside Community Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing vascular surgery,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

In addition to being in the top 10% for Vascular Surgery, Riverside Community Hospital is among the top 5% of hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety and overall clinical excellence – the only hospital in California recognized as a national leader in all three areas.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. View the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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