Noblesville—As part of National Health Center Week (NHCW), Riverview Hospital is reminding Hamilton County residents of the various healthcare resources available in the community.
“As the county hospital, Riverview strives to provide high-quality healthcare to all our residents,” said Syd Ehmke, executive director of community services at Riverview Hospital. “For more than 20 years, Riverview Community Health Clinic has provided primary and prenatal healthcare services to residents with little or no healthcare insurance, and this continues to be a very important initiative for us.”
In addition to the clinic, Riverview Hospital partnered with the Hamilton County Health Department in 2012 to conduct a community health needs assessment. The assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of Hamilton County residents.
The top five health priorities identified were:
Riverview and the Hamilton County Health Department work together to address each of these priorities through community education and outreach. For more information on the community health needs assessment, visit riverview.org.
This year’s NHCW theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities.” NHCW was started nearly 30 years ago to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers and clinics as local solutions for affordable and accessible healthcare.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with 20 beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.