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Joint Commission Seal


St. Vincent’s Southside and Riverside are proud to have received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for spinal surgery.

Our goal is to help patients restore function and reduce pain so they can get back to living productive lives,” said Dr. Ali Chahlavi, Neurosurgeon with the St. Vincent’s Spine & Brain Institute.  “Achieving Joint Commission certification in spinal surgery is a major accomplishment which demonstrates our commitment to continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission is the nation’s premier healthcare accreditation entity. 


Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement

Get with the GuidelinesSt. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award at the association’s 2012 International Stroke Conference. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care by ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside is one of 56 hospitals to be recognized for the Silver Award, among the 677 total hospitals to be given quality achievement awards at the conference. To receive the Silver Quality Achievement award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines–Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months. Achievement indicators are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

From our patients...

quote They have blessed me with my life again. I am so happy to live as I am now. quote

Janice Harris
Jacksonville, FL
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