August 26, 2008

Riverside Expands Miller Center’s Rehabilitation Services

Riverside Medical Center recently began expansion of Miller Center's rehabilitation services to fulfill a variety of patient needs. On Thursday, July 17, 2008, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at Miller Center, located at 1601 Butterfield Trail in Kankakee, to celebrate the exciting expansion of this Kankakee hospital.

The total expansion of Miller Center will provide 34,720 additional square feet to accommodate patients. Kankakee residents appreciate the benefits that this expansion will provide to their community. On average, 90 percent of residents admitted to Miller Center recover from their conditions and are able to return to their homes. This impressive recovery record improves the quality of life for numerous patients and their families in the Kankakee area.

Phil Kambic, President and CEO of Riverside, states about the Miller Center expansion project, "We're committed to the community and economic development and we're excited to get started on the project. We're getting the reputation of being a state-of-the-art quality institution."

A growing reputation gives rise to growing needs for Riverside Medical Center. Several impressive facilities will be added during the Miller Center expansion to maximize the services offered to rehabilitation patients. A new state of the art rehabilitation gym and training kitchen will offer modernized facilities so patients have additional tools to pursue a full recovery. The Miller Center expansion also includes a new Cafe and a Learning Center to fulfill the growing needs of Kankakee county hospital consumers.

Riverside Medical Center has been an outstanding southern Chicagoland hospital since 1964. A sample of the leading programs offered by this award-winning medical center include occupational health, orthopedics, geriatrics, heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, bariatrics, oncology and psychological services. A wide range of health services are available through their medical centers, including rehabilitation services at Miller Center. Kambic continues, "Riverside's forward thinking and dedication to their mission had led us to be truly progressive, constantly adding new technology, programs and services to revolutionize the way we care for patients. Patients see where medicine is going when they see the focus on leading edge capabilities and personalized care at Riverside."

Riverside Medical Center is proud to expand its offerings to Kankakee and the surrounding communities by improving rehabilitation facilities at the Miller Center. For additional information about Illinois healthcare at Riverside Medical Center visit

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SOURCE: Riverside Medical Center