Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 24, 2016
Contact : April Guillerme, Hackensack Meridian Health  

Riverview Medical Center named one of the most beautiful hospitals in the country

Hospital clinches the fifth spot in national competition by Soliant Health  

Red Bank, NJ - Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, was named as the fifth most beautiful hospital in the country through an annual competition run by Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group.

Rising from eighteenth in 2015, Riverview received 11,209 total votes to make it into the top five spots for 2016. More than 70 hospitals competed for the top honor, which was ultimately awarded to Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Florida.

“We are thrilled to have been named as the fifth most beautiful hospital in the U.S.,” says Kelli O’Brien, chief operating officer at Riverview. “We have always known that our hospital is special, but now the rest of the country can also experience a part of what makes us so beautiful – inside and out.”

Located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ, Riverview is a 492-bed hospital specializing in surgery, cancer care, obstetrics and women’s services, and outpatient procedures, in addition to providing services for all patients, including emergency care and in-patient rehabilitation.

“We are so unbelievably lucky to sit in such an incredible geographic location,” says Timothy Hogan, FACHE, president, Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. “This isn’t just a win for Riverview, it’s also a win for the town of Red Bank, of which I am a resident. We should all be proud that our little city on the Navesink is garnering national recognition.”

In addition to providing guests with a tranquil view through floor to ceiling windows, the hospital’s interior décor reflects its waterfront location with a calming, modern, seaside color scheme.

Though the hospital has previously been lauded for its beauty, a significant cancer care expansion project in 2016 has carried Riverview into new waters. The 29,000 square foot addition features a combination of visual and technical upgrades to meet the clinical and emotional needs of patients. In addition to offering the most advanced cancer treatment technologies available, patients and guests at the center will experience serene, individual rooms that promote healing, stylish architecture, and an easy-to-navigate flow - all while overlooking the marina and water below where patients and guests observe river activity all year long. 

Riverview also offers the benefits of a hotel with a free concierge service that will assist with personal errands, requests, and room service for both patients and guests.

For information about Riverview Medical Center, please visit or call 732-741-2700.

About Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center, now part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is a 492-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, diabetes management, and emergency and critical cancer services. Riverview’s Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women and Children’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit