RSMH Recognized as Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals for Second Consecutive Year

Riverside Health System is proud to announce that Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital (RSMH) has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). This distinguished honor is given to health care organizations that exemplify the best possible health care delivery for their communities.

The NRHA annually names the top 20 rural and community hospitals based on an evaluation conducted by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Selected hospitals are identified by the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEXTM, the most comprehensive and objective assessment of approximately 800 U.S. Prospective Payments System (PPS) rural hospital performance based on market metrics, value-based and financial.

In 2022, RSMH is the only hospital in Virginia to be recognized in the Top 20; making it the only hospital in Virginia to make the Top 20 for the past six years. In 2021, RSMH was one of two hospitals on the East Coast and the only one in Virginia to receive Top 20 recognition. In 2020, RSMH was the only hospital in Virginia to be recognized in the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals .

“We are honored to have Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital recognized by the National Rural Health Association as one of the nation’s top rural care providers,” said Bill Downey, CEO of Riverside Health System. “We believe that access to high quality care is essential for the communities we serve and we are proud to ensure that East Coast residents feel our mission: to care for others as we would care for those we love. »

The RSMH team is a vital component in meeting the primary and specialty care needs of the East Coast. Ranging from inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic, rehabilitation and wellness services, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital offers a strong continuum of care for medical and surgical patients, emergency and critical care patients. , newborns and patients requiring diagnostic tests. Through the continued efforts of the RSMH team, the East Coast knows who it can count on to promote, maintain and restore health with exceptional patient-centered care in a compassionate setting.

“We are so proud of the dedication and compassion that the team at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital provides to its patients and others every day,” said Nick Chuquín, MSHA, FACHE, president of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. . “Through our strength and community roots, we continue to anticipate the needs of the East Coast and seek opportunities to expand our wide range of cutting-edge services to ensure they receive the same compassionate, high-quality care quality they would receive. in all our facilities.

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital will be recognized May 12 at the NRHA Rural Hospital Innovation Summit in Albuquerque, NM For more information, visit


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