Riverside, CA — Riverside Community Hospital has earned seven 5-star ratings for leading conditions and patient outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.

Specifically, Riverside Community Hospital is recognized for the following:


  • Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures in 2021


  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)

Patient Safety

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)

"Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for patient safety, demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients."

"Riverside Community Hospital is proud of our hospital’s Healthgrades awards for high quality, patient-focused care in the Inland Empire,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, chief executive officer. “These awards exemplify our ongoing commitment to delivering top-notch care to our Inland Empire community from our exceptional care teams."

Saba Habis, MD, chief medical officer, said "We are especially proud to be a recipient of the Healthgrades' Patient Safety Excellence Award for four consecutive years. This designation is only given to those hospitals ranking in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. We want our patients to know their safety is our number one priority."

Riverside Community Hospital was also recently recognized by the readers of the Press-Enterprise as the Best Hospital in the Inland Empire.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at Healthgrades Quality Awards.