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Riverside Health System wins 2014 PeraHealth Innovator Award

Riverside Health System, an innovator in the healthcare industry, has won the 2014 PeraHealth Innovator Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 – PeraHealth Inc. is pleased to announce that Riverside Health System has won the 2014 PeraHealth Innovator Award. The five-hospital system serves eastern Virginia and is headquartered in Newport News, VA. Riverside is an innovator in the healthcare industry; constantly challenging the industry norms and transforming clinical care with a number of strategic initiatives.

“We are thrilled to be presenting Riverside with the 2014 PeraHealth Innovator Award,” said Stephanie Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of PeraHealth, Inc. “Integrating PeraTrendTM into Riverside’s system brought real-time clinical decision support to the bedside. Riverside was able to use the tool to enhance strategic initiatives and foster innovative patient care.”

The Riverside Care Difference, a program that encompasses delivering top-notch care, improving patient satisfaction, and reducing harm, is one of the reasons why Riverside was selected for this prestigious award. Given out to only one organization annually, the PeraHealth Innovator Award’s purpose is to showcase a client who has used PeraHealth products in unique, impactful, and successful ways.

“Riverside is excited and honored to be recognized as an innovator by PeraHealth,” said Barry Gross, M.D., Riverside EVP and Chief Medical Officer. “We have been focused on several key areas, including reducing harm and saving lives. By using PeraTrend, we’ve been able to continue our philosophy of embedding evidence-based care to create the best outcomes possible.”

About Riverside Health System

A regional leader in providing healthcare since 1918, Riverside Health System seeks to deliver care and services – as a team- by putting patients and residents at the center of all operations. Riverside delivers a variety of healthcare services and programs in the areas of prevention, acute care, aging-related services, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, diagnostic care, education, and home care. The Riverside Health System operates five acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, and the largest freestanding physical rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its extensive Medical Group includes more than 500 providers. Ambulatory centers bring diagnostic services, physical therapy, day surgery and other services to neighborhoods served by Riverside. The company employs more than 9,000 team members in offices throughout Eastern Virginia.