An Introduction to Riverside Health System
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Fountain Plaza One Suite 1000 701 Town Center Drive Newport News, VA 23606
Founders: Community-Based Non-Profit Healthcare Organization Established: 1915
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About Riverside Health System

Riverside Health System is a non-profit healthcare organization based in Newport News, Virginia. The original charter for Riverside dates back to December 15, 1915. The company began as one hospital, founded by the community and built at Huntington Avenue and 50th Street in Newport News, Virginia. In 1962, Riverside Regional Medical Center was relocated to the present 72 acre campus on J Clyde Morris Boulevard in central Newport News. Since then, Riverside has evolved into a comprehensive health care overganization with affiliated hospitals, health care organizations, and continuining care senior communities throughout Eastern Virginia. The health system and each major facility in the organization are governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees of community leaders.

Riverside employs over 7,000 people in over 100 locations in the Greater Peninsula-Williamsburg region and Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck communities of eastern Virginia. Riverside operates 1030 acute inpatient beds in four acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital and a physical rehabilitation hospital. Riverside Regional Medical Center is a 510-bed facility containing the Peninsula’s most comprehensive medical facility.

Senior Care Communities

Riverside’s network provides nine long-term care facilities throughout eastern Virginia, totaling 1,028 beds with skilled, intermediate and home-for-adult services. These communities are located in the Peninsula Cities of Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg plus towns in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula including Gloucester, Mathews, Saluda, Smithfield, Warsaw, West Point.

In 1982, Riverside expanded into senior care with the acquisition of the Hampton Convalescent Center, the opening of the Smithfield Convalescent Center, and launch of Riverside Home Health Agency. Riverside's first Care Community, Patriots Colony, opened in 1997. Since then, three retirement communities at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, VA, Warwick Forest in Newport News VA, and Sanders Retirement Village in Gloucester County, VA. Memory Care Residences are available in Newport News, Williamsburg, Smithfield, and Warsaw.

Many Riverside communities are organized as Continuing Care Retirement Communities that allow residents to age in place without the need to move as the level of care increases. As a physician-led organization, Riverside combine innovative health care strategies with compassionate support. Most residences and communities are located close to an affiliated Riverside Hospital, allowing for quick response to any health care need and seemless transition from treatment to care and rehabiliation.