Located in the heart of Kankakee, Illinois,Riverside Medical Center overlooks the picturesque shores of the Kankakee River. The 312-bed hospital occupies 500,000 square feet and has more than 200 physicians that provide a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care.
This campus is home to the Riverside Heart Center, ranked in the top 5% in the nation for heart surgery by HealthGrades®. Also here is the revolutionary da Vinci surgical robot, which aids both surgeons and patients by offering greater surgical precision and quicker recovery times.
Riverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients. We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics seven times. Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety. We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.
There is a lot to love about Kankakee. Our lifestyle is a blend of rural and urban influences. The beautiful Kankakee River winds through town forming a backdrop for recreation and relaxation all year long. The Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Valley Theatre, Kankakee County Historical and Art Museum, Riverview Kankankee Historic District, Kankakee Community College, Governors State University Satellite Campus, concerts in the park, lunch with a side of Jam the Depot, and our Farmers Market are just some of the things that give our city its unique energy and style.
Golfers of all ability levels can enjoy ten courses within a half hour drive of Kankakee, from a par three to one of the toughest courses in the state. Kankakee River State Park and Kankakee Valley Park District have over 37 miles of hiking/biking/cross country skiing trails.
Public schools are part of the Kankakee School District 111. In Kankakee, there are seven elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school in the district. Kankakee is also home to three private high schools: Bishop Martin D. McNamara, Grace Baptist Academy, and Kankakee Trinity Academy.