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Riverside Medical Center Named a 100 Top Hospital by IBM Watson Health

          Riverside only one of eight hospitals in Illinois to receive distinction

Riverside Medical Center has been named one of the highest performing hospitals in the nation, according to
IBM Watson Health's 25th annual
100 Top Hospitals list.

Riverside is one of just eight hospitals in Illinois to receive this distinction. It is the ninth time Riverside has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM, and the sixth year in a row.

(This distinction was formerly known as Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals).

"It is a tremendous honor to once again be named to this elite list," said Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic. "Our doctors, nurses and staff work very hard to make sure our patients receive the highest quality care, while also focusing on efficiency and patient experience. Our employees should be very proud to know their dedication is being noticed," he said.

The newly released study recognizes hospitals that have clearly demonstrated top performance in care, efficiency, and community value. The results come from a study that evaluated 2,785 hospitals based on the categories of patient survival rates, complications and infections, length of stay, patient satisfaction, emergency department wait times, inpatient expenses, and profit margins.

If the hospitals on the top 100 list represented a standard quality of care nationwide, 43,000 patients would be complication-free and about 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days, according to the report. Additionally, more than 102,000 lives and $4.4 billion in inpatient costs would be saved.

Riverside was honored in the Teaching Hospital category. Other Illinois hospitals named to the list, and their categories include:

Major Teaching Hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago; NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston

Large Community Hospitals: Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville; Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin; Edward Hospital, Naperville; Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield.

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