Riverside Medical Center

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Riverside Medical Center
LocationKankakee, Illinois, United States
Coordinates41°7′29.2″N 87°52′53.3″W / 41.124778°N 87.881472°W / 41.124778; -87.881472Coordinates: 41°7′29.2″N 87°52′53.3″W / 41.124778°N 87.881472°W / 41.124778; -87.881472
Fundingnot-for-profit medical facility
Hospital typenot-for-profit medical facility
Affiliated universityKankakee, Bourbonnais, and Coal City, IL, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency departmentThe Emergency Department is designated as a Level II Trauma Center

Established in 1964, Riverside Medical Center serves the south suburban counties of Chicago, United States, as a not-for-profit medical facility. Riverside has three medical campuses serving Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Coal City, Frankfort, and Watseka, IL as well as nine Community Health Centers serving areas within Kankakee, Will, Iroquois and Grundy Counties.

Riverside Medical Center has specialty programs in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency and psychiatric services. For its heart and oncology programs, Riverside partners with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

The Riverside Medical Center Kankakee Campus houses a 336-bed hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient care. The Emergency Department is designated as a Level II Trauma Center and a Resource Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Kankakee is home to Riverside's senior living community featuring active independent living, assisted living, 24-hour skilled nursing care and Alzheimer's care.

Accreditations and affiliations[edit]

Collaborative working relationships and cultural exchange programs have been established between Riverside and RUSH University Medical Center bringing new treatment methodologies to patients. Rush-Riverside Heart Center and Rush-Riverside Cancer Institute are examples of two such collaborative efforts.


  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Red Cross Blood Bank
  • Healthcare Forum Advisory Board
  • Illinois Hospital Health Systems Association
  • Illinois Pioneer Coalition
  • Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Life Services Network of Illinois
  • Mather Institute of Chicago
  • Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
  • Rush System for Health
  • Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA, Inc.)


  • American College of Radiology and Obstetrical General and Vascular Ultrasound and Mammography Services
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Medical Association through the Accreditation Committee of the Illinois State Medical *Society for Continuing Medical Education
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) for Laboratory Excellence
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization (JCAHO)

Awards and accolades[edit]

Thomson 100 Top Hospital[edit]

2007 Thomson 100 Top Hospital[1]

  • 2007 Thomson 100 Top Hospital
  • 2007 Thomson 100 Top Hospital, Cardiovascular

Care Science[edit]

2006 Care Science

  • Riverside Medical Center was named as a 2006 CareScience Select Practice National Quality Leader in the category of Cardiac Bypass Surgery. As a recipient of this award, Riverside Medical Center has achieved superior performance in care of patients in the disease group of Cardiac Bypass Surgery, as identified by the CareScience Select Practice methodology, which utilizes both quality and efficiency indices to track a hospital’s performance.




Community health centers (clinics)[edit]

Ambulance stations[edit]

Other locations[edit]


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