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Riverside Health System

Who We Are: At a Glance

The original charter for Riverside dates back to December 15, 1915. The company began as one hospital, founded by the community and built on a site at Huntington Avenue and 50th Street in Newport News, Virginia. In 1962, the hospital was relocated to the present site of Riverside Regional Medical Center in central Newport News. Since then, Riverside has evolved into a flagship regional medical center with affiliates throughout the region in every aspect of healthcare.

Riverside is a 501c(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and saving lives. Riverside Health System is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, as is each of the Riverside affiliates throughout the region.

Through the dedication and tireless energy of our employees, physicians and volunteers, we assure that the needs of the community are met in every Riverside endeavor.

Cancer Services
Riverside Cancer Services
Riverside Middle Peninsula Cancer Center
Williamsburg Radiation Therapy Center

Careers and Training
Riverside School of Health Careers

Dialysis
Renal Care 

Foundation
Riverside Health System Foundation

Health Improvement and Wellness
Riverside Business Health Services
Riverside Wellness and Fitness Centers

Home Care
Riverside Home Care
Riverside Hospice
Riverside Pharmacy Services

Hospitals
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
Riverside Behavioral Health Center

Long Term Care
Riverside Convalescent Centers
Riverside Adult Day Services 

Physician Practices
Riverside Medical Group

Retirement Communities
Patriots Colony 
Sanders
Warwick Forest

Surgery Centers
Doctors Surgery Center – Williamsburg
Peninsula Surgery Center
Riverside Hampton Surgery Center

Service Area

Eastern Virginia including: cities of Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Richmond, Tappahannock, West Point, Williamsburg and Yorktown; Counties of Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond and Surry.

Major Accreditations, Affiliations, Approvals and Memberships

Facilities within Riverside Health System are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia under the appropriate licensing statutes. In addition, Riverside facilities have the following accreditations or memberships:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • American Health Care Association
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Medical Association (Continuing Medical Education)
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists (Riverside Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Practice Residency Program)
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • CHAMPUS
  • College of American Pathologists: Laboratory, Nuclear Medicine, Respiratory Therapy
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (Riverside Rehabilitation Institute)
  • Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (Cancer Program)
  • Community Health Accreditation Program, Riverside Home Care, Riverside Hospice, Riverside Home Infusion and Pharmacy
  • Hospice Association of America (HAA), Riverside Hospice
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Riverside Regional Medical Center, Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, Accreditation, Riverside School of Radiologic Technology
  • Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST), National Merit Award, Riverside School of Surgical Technology
  • Medicare Certified, Riverside Home Health, Riverside Hospice
  • National Association of Home Care, Riverside Home Health, Riverside Hospice
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Riverside Hospice
  • National League of Nursing
  • Peninsula Emergency Services Council
  • Residency Review Committee of the American Medical Association
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Medicare)
  • Virginia Association for Home Care (VAHC), Riverside Home Health
  • Virginia Department of Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Virginia Health Care Association
  • Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC), Riverside Home Health
  • Virginia Hospice Association (VHA), Riverside Hospice
  • Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

Education Affiliations

  • Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Medical College of Hampton Roads
  • Old Dominion University
  • Hampton University
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Newport News Public Schools

Other Relationships

Riverside Health System is a member of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) and holds a voting seat in the MSV House of Delegates. Riverside is the only hospital or health system member invited to participate as a voting member in this organization. This affiliation is evidence of Riverside’s credibility with its physician partners.

Riverside Health System is a participating hospital with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Riverside Health System is a partner in the Virginia Health Network (VHN) with eight other hospitals and health systems in the Hampton Roads and Richmond areas of Virginia. The system owns 35.1% of this for-profit Preferred Provider Organization. VHN contracts with payors, mostly health insurance companies and self-insured employers, to utilize VHN hospitals and physicians as the exclusive providers in their managed care programs.

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