September 26, 2008

Riverside Medical Center — an Award-Winning Illinois Hospital — Hosted a Flag-Raising Ceremony at Coal City Site

Riverside Medical Center held a formal flag-raising ceremony on May 19 at 2 PM. As work continues on the Coal City site, the surrounding communities look forward to the facility's completion in the late fall and their dedication to provide outstanding Illinois healthcare.

In attendance at the Coal City site flag-raising ceremony, listed in alphabetical order, were: Connie Ashline, Riverside Board Chairman; Jake Closson, Marshall Erdman Associate; Matt Fritz, Coal City Village Administrator; Phil Kambic, Riverside President and CEO; Jim Kirchner, Riverside VP of Ambulatory Care; Georgette Vota, Coal City Village Trustee; and Jim Wilson, former property owner.

Riverside Medical Center - West Campus will be a 12,500 square foot facility located on the south side of Illinois Route 113, just west of Carbon Hill Road and the Coal City High School campus. The facility will be home to a diagnostic center and physician offices, both primary care and various medical specialists. Along with primary and specialty physician care, the clinic will also offer ancillary testing services such as ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs and various lab tests.

Riverside decided to expand to Coal City based on the number of patients currently traveling to Kankakee for medical care. According to Kirchner, "Historically, we attract a good number of patients from that area. And as our programs continue to expand on a regional basis, it makes sense for us to have healthcare facilities in some outlying areas. There will be so much available that patients could only receive at a hospital-based environment."

Since 1964, Riverside Medical Center has provided outstanding Illinois hospital services to members of the community. Expanding to Coal City gives residents the first facility of its kind in the community.

As work continues on the Coal City medical center, local residents look forward to having an urgent care facility in their community. The formal flag-raising ceremony celebrated the anticipated completion of the facility during the late fall of this year. For additional information about these hospitals in IL visit

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SOURCE: Riverside Medical Center