Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence
Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical
Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for years 2014 through
2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
During the study period (2014 to 2016), Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety
Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance
in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured
by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for
13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ).
If all hospitals achieved the average performance of award recipients for
each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated, during the 2014 to
2016 study period, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided.
Riverview has many initiatives that contributed to receiving the 2018 Patient
Safety Excellence Award including weekly senior leadership rounds. John
Langlois, Chief Executive Officer said, “Riverview is proud to receive
the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our participation with
Healthgrades provides consumers a transparent view of the patient care
provided and recognizes the efforts of our staff to provide safe, quality
hospital quality methodologies.
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About Riverview Regional Medical Center
Located in Gadsden, Riverview Regional Medical Center is a 281-bed acute-care
hospital serving more than 350,000 residents in Etowah and the contiguous
counties. A full range of services and programs are offered, including
a Heart and Vascular Center, Sleep Lab, Heartburn Treatment Center, Wound
Care and Hyperbaric Center, and Imaging Center. Riverview Regional Medical
Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO). Originally named Holy Name of Jesus Hospital, Riverview
Regional Medical Center was founded in 1926 by the Sisters of the Missionary
Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. Riverview was purchased by Prime
Healthcare, in Ontario California, in 2015. Together, they continue the
founding mission to provide quality healthcare in the community it serves.