independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits
and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in
the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is
recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an
organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Riddle Hospital was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care,
Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement,Top Performer for Key Quality
Measures including heart attack, heart failure, surgical care and
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
Hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint
Commission for the third year.
Recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical
processes shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure,
pneumonia and surgical care.
Best Regional Hospital, 2014–15 - U.S. News & World Report
News & World Report has published annual rankings of the
nation's Best Hospitals for the last quarter-century. Their rankings
cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16
medical specialties from cancer to urology.
Riddle ranked 14th in the metro area and 31st statewide, with
high-performing specialty areas including Orthopedics and Urology.
Gold Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care, 2014
American Association of Critical Care Nurses' Beacon Award’s three
levels of designation recognize significant milestones along a unit’s
journey. For patients and families, the Beacon Award signifies
exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall
satisfaction. For nurses, a Beacon Award signals a positive and
supportive work environment with greater collaboration between
colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover.
Riddle Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is one of only four hospital
units in Pennsylvania to receive the American Association of
Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognition at the Gold Level.
Top Doctors - 2013 - Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” is a list of the region’s best
physicians as chosen by their peers, with final selection by Castle
Connolly Medical Ltd.
Accredited Chest Pain Center - The Society of Cardiovascular Patient
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care focuses on transforming
cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in creating communities of
excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
SCPC provides the support needed by hospitals to effectively bridge
existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support
necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of health care -
driving process improvement.
Accredited Computed Tomography Facility - the American College of
1987, the American College of Radiology has accredited more than 35,000
facilities in 10 imaging modalities. The ACR offers accreditation
programs in CT, MRI, breast MRI, nuclear medicine and PET as mandated
under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)
as well as for modalities mandated under the Mammography Quality
Standards Act (MQSA).
The CT Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical and
phantom images, dose measurements and the submission of scanning
protocols. Providers that bill under part B of the Medicare Physician
Fee Schedule must be accredited in order to receive technical component
reimbursement from Medicare.
Ameican Heart Association and American Stroke Association
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize
Riddle Hospital for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get
With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for
consecutive 12-month intervals and 75 percent or hight compliance on at
least five of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to
improve quality or patient care and outcomes.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
a breast center achieves accreditation by the National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), it is held to the highest standards
of care for patients with diseases of the breast.
A coalition of professional organizations, the NAPBC, works together to
provide the most efficient and contemporary breast care using scientific
evidence about what works best for patients. NAPBC monitors compliance
to standards at each accredited breast center with board leadership from
many medical disciplines and upholds nationally recognized quality
performance measures for breast cancer treatment.
The NAPBC is administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS),
which for more than 100 years has led national and international
initiatives to improve quality in hospitals.
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
purpose of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of
Vascular Laboratories accreditation program is to ensure high quality
patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to
encourage and recognize the provision of quality vascular diagnostic
evaluations by a process of accreditation.
Through the accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of
daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to
patients. While completing the accreditation application, facilities
often identify and correct potential problems, revise protocols and
validate quality improvement programs. Because accreditation is renewed
every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment
is developed and maintained. Facilities may use IAC accreditation as the
foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.
American College of Radiology Accreditation for Breast Care
Riddle Hospital received the American College of Radiology Accreditation
for Breast Care including Mammography, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound and
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