For as long as he could remember, Richard Oppenheim, 73, had small bumps on his legs. Doctors explained that the bumps, called lipomas, were collections of blood and fluid between his skin and underlying muscle and were no cause for worry. But about two years ago, when Richard experienced swelling in his groin and one of the bumps began to grow larger, he visited his doctor, who drained and biopsied the area.

President’s Message

Every year it is an honor to serve as the president of Riverview Medical Center, a hospital that is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. This year, Riverview really set the bar high with a laser-focused approach to deliver the best and safest patient care. We utilized cutting-edge technology, harnessed innovative procedures through the expertise of our highly skilled and trained physicians, and adapted nation-wide best practices to orchestrate excellence.

Riverview Medical Center Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

Riverview Medical Center was proud to receive designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as an official Lung Cancer Screening Center. The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

“A” Journey to Excellence

Riverview Medical Center was honored to receive its third “A” score by The Leapfrog Group. The medical center’s first “A” came in 2016, however the second and third were awarded in the spring and fall of 2017.

Four-Star Rating for Riverview

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) awarded Riverview Medical Center a four-star rating for performing above national benchmarks on key hospital quality indicators.

Complex Patient Care in the Modern ICU

Each year, it is estimated that nearly six million patients are treated in Intensive Care Units (ICU). As that number continues to rise, the number of critical care physicians, known as intensivists, cannot keep pace with the demand.

Riverview Medical Center Opens Surgical Clinic for Under and Uninsured Community Members

To better meet the needs of community members with Medicaid, Charity Care, Horizon NJ Health and United Health Care Family plans, Riverview Medical Center opened a specialized surgical clinic to treat specific conditions.

Riverview Named One of the Best Hospitals in New Jersey

Each year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals and ranks them based on how well they care for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

New Cancer Care Center Marks One Year of Serving Oncology Patients

Throughout 2017, Riverview Medical Center treated community members living with cancer in its brand new, expanded Cancer Care Center, offering a myriad of services in one building. Complete with beautiful physician practices, a relaxing atmosphere for infusion patients, the most advanced radiation therapy treatment options, and a spacious inpatient floor where nearly every room has a water view, patients and team members alike agree that the look and feel, combined with the plethora of treatment options, have made a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of patients who have received care in the new facility.

The Birth of Additional Maternal Medicine Offerings at Riverview

With the addition of procedures performed by many credentialed obstetricians at Riverview Medical Center such as the gentle C-section, which provides a more “natural” birthing experience for moms who must undergo this procedure, to the implementation of peanut balls – an alternative to round birthing balls – that have been found to help reduce labor length, Riverview worked throughout the year to enhance services for birthing moms. Many of these additions and enrichments led to the medical center being named as the best birthing center in New Jersey by

Leadership Team

Timothy Hogan, FACHE


Kelli O’Brien, RD, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Reichman, M.D., FACS

Vice President Clinical Effectiveness and Medical Affairs

Rebecca D. Graboso, DNP, MBA, RN, FNP-BC, CNRN

Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive

Rachel Weiss, MS, LNHA, FACHE

Vice President, Physician and Business Development

Sheila Hintze, MBA

Senior Manager, Operations

Medical Staff Leadership

Frank Arlinghaus, Jr., M.D.


Joseph Cauda, M.D.

Vice President

Negin Griffith, M.D.


John Royall, M.D.


Steven Lisser, M.D.

Immediate Past President