St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside

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St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
St. Vincent's HealthCare
Location 2 Miles south of Downtown Jacksonville, on the west bank of the St. John's River, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Care system Private
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university Catholic
Beds 528
Founded 1916
Lists Hospitals in Florida

St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside is a 528-bed full service tertiary care Catholic hospital located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is owned by St. Vincent's HealthCare. Located in the Riverside area, it was launched in 1916 by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.



St. Vincent's HealthCare is home to the largest cardiovascular program between Atlanta and Orlando, and the program continues to grow with the recent opening of the Gary & Nancy Chartrand Heart and Vascular Center on the campus at St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Approximately 20,000 cardiovascular procedures are performed for patients each year—including diagnostic and non-invasive testing services, outpatient treatments, interventional procedures and surgeries.

St. Vincent's was the first to perform open heart surgery in Jacksonville and now has the largest open-heart program in the region. Of all adult open-heart surgeries performed at Jacksonville hospitals, 30 percent happen at St. Vincent's.[citation needed]

Spine & Brain Institute[edit]

St. Vincent's Spine & Brain Institute provides care for patients in Northeast Florida who are afflicted with neurological disorders. Within St. Vincent's Spine and Brain Institute, there are two main parts—a neurosurgery division and a neurology division.

The neurosurgery division is for patients with neurological disorders that are best treated with surgery. The neurology division is for patients whose disorders can be treated without surgery.

Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center[edit]

The St. Vincent’s Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center is a $20 million, 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) facility opened in 2006 that combines cancer services into one conveniently located building adjacent to the medical center.The Cancer Center features a new Radiation Oncology Department with wireless technology and expanded space to improve patient care.

The Walk of Hope is a walkway that incorporates unique[citation needed] features into the Cancer Center, including a boutique and a salon with services especially designed for cancer patients and their families.

Cancer treatment equipment and services[edit]

  • Two state-of-the-art high-energy linear accelerators configured to deliver conventional and IMRT treatments; additionally, one of the accelerators has the capability of being upgraded to perform Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • An 85 cm bore (oversized), multislice CT/Simulator
  • A Brachytherapy High Dose Rate Suite
  • Library and Patient Information Center featuring two computers and the latest health-related information for patients
  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic where patients diagnosed with cancer can be seen by more than one specialist at one setting

Cancer research[edit]

St. Vincent's actively participates in a number of ongoing prevention and treatment trials including: the STAR study, the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (a national cooperative study with the University of Kentucky), the Gynecologic Oncology Group and various pharmaceutical sponsored studies.

Other departments[edit]

The Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Services offers support to over 2000 outreach physician clients, and the laboratory outreach program, Consolidated Laboratory Services, serves more than just the Greater Jacksonville area. The School of Medical Technology also serves as a fully accredited internship program for Medical Technologists. The Radiology department provides over 245000 exams yearly and includes MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Positron Emission Tomography. Seton Center serves as an educational and healthcare resource for new parents and their babies. The Family Medicine Center located across the street from the Medical Center serves 30,000 patients a year and participates in the Vaccine for the Children Program, which is a national program that strives to achieve a 90% child immunization rate by age 2. St. Catherine Laboure' Manor is a long-term care nursing home that also offers short-term rehabilitation services.[citation needed]

The Teenage Auxiliary/Volunteer program[edit]

The Teenage Auxiliary/Volunteer Program is the modern-day version of the medical center's Candy Stripers program. Held in the summer, it gives an opportunity for teenagers ages 14–17 to help out in almost every area of the health system; see different aspects of the medical center; gain work experience; and meet others who are also interested in a medical related career. Positions are limited and given out in an Orientation meeting after a mandatory interview at the Human Resources office in the main hospital. Applications are taken January.

Graduate Medical Education[edit]

St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside operates residency training programs for newly-graduated physicians in the fields of family medicine and podiatry. General pharmacy and advanced critical care pharmacy residency programs are also offered.[1]

The three-year Family Medicine Residency Program has a rich history as one of Florida's premier training programs for primary care physicians since 1972. The program is dually-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association, in partnership with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.[2]

The Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program, established in 1993, is renowned for training podiatric physicians to become competent, confident clinicians and surgeons. The three-year program is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), and is directed under the leadership of Dr. Timothy Syperek. Resident physicians of the program have access to a plethora of resources and expert faculty within the region's three-hospital St. Vincent's HealthCare system.

St. Vincent’s (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills for pharmacy clinicians to practice independently and to excel in clinical service, teaching, and research in the acute care setting. The 12-month program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and emphasizes learning outcomes and skill development in clinical, operational, drug information, management and research areas of pharmacy practice. The (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop a well-rounded independent critical care practitioner who can provide high-level clinical services in a variety of ICU settings.


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Coordinates: 30°18′28″N 81°41′26″W / 30.3076759°N 81.6904716°W / 30.3076759; -81.6904716