Riverview Medical Center Receives National Recognition For Providing An Outstanding Outpatient Experience

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Riverview Medical Center Receives National Recognition For Providing An Outstanding Outpatient Experience

Riverview receives its sixth J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Award

Riverview Medical Center has been honored by J.D. Power and Associates for outstanding Outpatient Services experience, two years in a row. The J.D. Power and Associates "Outstanding Patient Experience" award is one of the most prestigious health care recognitions in the nation. With this most recent recognition, Riverview Medical Center is now a six-time recipient of the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Award, receiving previous awards for Inpatient Services and Emergency Care Services.

"We are extremely proud to once again be recognized by an organization with the national and international reputation of J.D. Power and Associates," says Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center. "This distinction reconfirms Riverview's commitment to deliver the highest quality of personalized care to our patients and families we serve."

To become distinguished, a hospital must exceed the national benchmark study score for outpatient satisfaction outlined by J.D. Power and Associates.

"Achieving this distinction is a testimony to the compassion and care provided at Riverview Medical Center," according to J.D. Power and Associates. "The results are noteworthy for excellence in attending to patient comfort, being efficient and treating patients with respect."

Riverview's wide array of outpatient programs provides quality care and service in a timely manner. These include same-day surgery, imaging, cancer care, rehabilitation, women's diagnostics, pain management, cardiac care, Crohn's and colitis care, and emergency care.

About Riverview Medical Center Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a non-profit community hospital located in Red Bank, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neuro, thoracic and vascular surgery; cardiology; renal dialysis; diabetes management; and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Booker Cancer Center is an affiliate of the renowned Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, and Riverview is home to the only fully accredited acute comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation center in Monmouth County. In addition, its Women Center and Childbirth Center specialize in the full spectrum of needs for the body, mind and spirit. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-560-9990 or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.

About J.D. Power and Associates Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, Web intelligence and customer satisfaction. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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