Emergency Department

Emergency Department at Riverview Medical Center

RMCWhen moments count and you are faced with a medical emergency, you can trust in Riverview Medical Center’s commitment to provide the highest quality emergency care to our patients. The Emergency Care Center is staffed 24/7 by board certified emergency physicians and supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts specifically trained to properly diagnose and provide immediate care for patients experiencing any medical problems that cannot wait to be seen by their regular doctor.

Comprehensive care is provided for minor and life-threatening illnesses and injuries (including stroke, cardiac episodes, infections, concussions, high fevers, and bone fractures). Riverview’s Emergency Care Center provides care for over 32,000 patients each year and has earned national accreditations as both a Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Our Emergency Care Center offers private examination rooms, centralized nursing stations, and leverages innovative medical technologies (telemedicine) for coordinating seamless care for each patient, ensuring their needs are addressed.

Directions & Parking

Patients and guests may also take advantage of our Free Valet Parking service, available at the entrances to the Emergency Department and Blaisdell Pavilion.

Our facility is easily accessible via major highways as well as public transportation.


Specialized Emergency Care Services include:

  • Onsite Laboratory Testing, Imaging, and Pharmacy Services
  • Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department with connections to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
  • Fast Track services for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Comprehensive stroke and concussion protocols
  • Advanced cardiac care with 24 hour on site cardiac catheterization
  • Onsite emergency psychiatric screening services
  • Access to Riverview’s full continuum of care, including post-treatment resources

Exceptional Depth of Coverage via 24/7 Real Time Access to:

  • Board Certified Emergency Physicians
  • Neurologists and Critical Care Intensivists
  • Magnet Award Winning Nurses
  • Board certified surgeons (including general, plastic and orthopedic)

Riverview’s dedication to delivering best-in-class emergency care has driven the implementation of a number of key initiatives to reduce delays and improve communication and care transitions for our patients.

RMC Centers and Facilities

Clinical Logistics Center

In March 2017, Riverview launched the Clinical Logistics Center (CLC) within its Emergency Care Center. Patient centered program is dedicated to improving patient care and minimizing delays. When patients arrive to the Emergency Care Center, they will now be greeted by a nurse and one to two PCAs, known as the Pivot Team. This Pivot team will provide a brief, immediate medical assessment, do a mini-triage, and if possible, start protocols to expedite care. The CLC will ensure that from the moment a patient enters Riverview’s Emergency Care Center, until they are admitted or discharged, every step of the patient’s experience will be overseen by a clinician.

Accredited Primary Stroke Center

Riverview’s Stroke Center is part of the Hackensack Meridian Health Telestroke Network which offers patients real time access to neurologists for 24/7 stroke diagnosis and treatment. The team of board certified neurologists use telemedicine to provide patient care without having to be physically present at the hospital and work with the on-site physicians, nurses and radiologists to achieve the quickest care for the patient. The timeliness of treatment can reduce the damage caused by a stroke, and Riverview’s Telestroke program helps ensure that medication can be administered as quickly as possible. Our Stroke Center provides access to Riverview Rehabilitation Center, the only acute inpatient rehabilitation center in Monmouth County that is CARF-accredited. Learn more.

Accredited Chest Pain Center: Part of Meridian CardioVascular Network

Riverview Medical Center’s Chest Pain Center offers aggressive and preventative treatment plans to patients with acute coronary syndromes. One of the biggest advantages of Chest Pain Center accreditation is that physicians are able to expedite treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack. Learn more.

Pediatric Care Center with seamless access to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

Affiliated with K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, our Pediatric Care Center provides enhanced pediatric services in an environment dedicated to emergent and specialized medical care for children. The Center is home to 24-hour in-house pediatricians, Magnet-recognized certified pediatric nurses, and emergency care pediatric nurse practitioners. Learn more.