Riverside Healthcare – Emergency Department

Kankakee, Illinois

Riverside Healthcare and Eckenhoff Saunders ushered in the next generation of regional emergency care by completing the final phase of an 18-month remodel and expansion to its emergency department. With 35 patient care areas, including six rapid treatment areas, and two adjacent trauma rooms, Riverside’s new emergency department is better equipped to meet the community’s needs and, in turn, lower patient wait times. Improved care for treating survivors of sexual assault was also part of the new design, with a special treatment room with increased privacy. Additionally, four behavior health rooms are part of the new design to address mental health concerns safely and securely.

Some of the key enhancements in Riverside’s new emergency department include:

  • 35 patient care areas
  • Six rapid treatment rooms
  • Two trauma rooms
  • Designated mental health rooms
  • Overall improvements in safety and privacy