Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg was ranked by patients as the top hospital in the state in a recent patient satisfaction survey conducted by Richmond-based nonprofit Virginia Health Information.
Virginia Health Information publishes reports and consumer guides on health insurance, hospitals, nursing facilities and physicians. According to a Riverside news release, the hospital received the highest scores of any Virginia facility. The two-question survey asked participants to rate their overall hospital stay and whether they would recommend the facility to others.
The 2019 ranking marks the second consecutive year that Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg scored higher than 80 percent on both survey questions, according to the release.
“We are extremely proud of these results as it comes directly from the patients we care for and reflects the teamwork and high-quality care provided at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg,” said Adria Vanhoozier, hospital vice president and administrator. “It also underscores our team’s unwavering commitment to the Riverside Health System mission of caring for others as we would care for those we love.”
Data for the report was collected from a Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey conducted in 2017 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to the report.
Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg opened on Commonwealth Avenue in 2013, offers 40 private patient rooms, and is a Certified Primary Stroke Center. Other recent accolades for the hospital have included a 2017 QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc, according to the release.
“Across every department at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg are teams of professionals that have a true passion for world-class service and patient care, and these survey findings confirm precisely that,” said Dr. James W. McCorry, service line chief and emergency department medical director at the Williamsburg hospital.
For more information, visit riversideonline.com/RDHW.
The Simon Youth Foundation, a nonprofit association founded by Williamsburg Premium Outlets owner Simon Property Group, is offering to help area high school students as they begin their college journeys through its Simon Youth Community Scholarships.
The Simon Youth Community Scholarship is awarded to students in every community across the country that is home to a Simon mall or outlet, according to a news release.
Eligible students have until Feb. 20 to apply for a one-time $1,500 scholarship, which may be applied to tuition at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must be graduating high school in 2019 and live in the Greater Williamsburg area, according to the release. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic performance, financial need, written applications, work experience and community and extracurricular involvement, according to the release. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May.
“We strongly believe that cost should not prevent students from furthering their education,” said J. Michael Durnil, president and CEO of the organization. “With the incredible support of our corporate partner, Simon, and its Simon Supports Education initiative, we are humbled to help eliminate this financial burden through SYF’s scholarship programs.”
The Simon Youth Foundation awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 250 graduating seniors in 2018, according to the release, and has awarded a total of $17 million in scholarships to nearly 4,800 students since its inception in 1998.
For more information and to apply for a Simon Youth Community Scholarship, visit syf.org/scholarships.
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