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Patient Focused Care

Riverside Medical Center's patients have access to advanced technology and a healthcare plan
specifically designed for their successful treatment and recovery. From admission until
discharge and beyond, Riverside Medical Center's teammates focus on exceptional care, close to home.

Patient Portal

Keep up with your personal health information by using the patient portal. We've made accessing your health records easy, but your information is still entirely private and confidential. See and manage lab results, perscriptions, billing, immunizations records, surgical history, past procedures, discharge instructions and more.
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Welcome to our website,

I trust this message finds you in good health and high spirits. As we embark on another year filled with hope and possibilities, I am honored to lead Riverside Medical Center on this journey. My name is Darrell Lavender, and it is both a privilege and a joy to serve as your CEO. Together, we are not just a healthcare institution; we are a family dedicated to providing quality healthcare close to home.


Since my arrival in 2023, I have learned a few things about Southeast Louisiana, Washington Parish, and Riverside Medical Center. Mainly, that it is the story of rural America. Good people live and work here, who make decisions knowing their children and grandchildren call this place home. That is why we never say, “it’s good enough” at Riverside. We believe our community deserves the best healthcare in the world; just as they deserve the same chance at life, liberty, and happiness as our urban neighbors.


"Quality healthcare close to home" is not just a tagline for us; it's a promise. We strive to be more than just a medical center—we aim to be a beacon of hope, a pillar of support, and a compassionate source of healing for every individual we have the privilege to serve. Your stories, your triumphs, and your resilience inspire us daily, driving us to continuously improve and evolve to meet your healthcare needs.


As we embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, let us do so with optimism, unity, and a shared commitment to the well-being of our community. Together, we are stronger, and together, we will continue to build a healthier, happier future for us all.


Thank you for entrusting Riverside Medical Center with your care. We will remain dedicated to building a stronger, more vibrant community for the many generations to come. Your trust is our greatest honor, and we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of medical excellence.


Warm regards,

Darrell Lavender

CEO Riverside Medical Center