(Media, PA)- For the second year in a row, Riddle Hospital has received the 5STAR HealthGrades in Maternity Care Excellence Award placing in the top 10% in the nation for Maternity Care. According to HealthGrades 2011 Obstetrics & Gynecology in American Hospitals, those hospitals performing at this level will have at least 32% fewer complications. “We are so proud to be recognized with the 5STAR HealthGrades quality ratings for our Maternity Care," noted Daria C. Yanez, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "This designation further validates our commitment to the superior patient experience. Our staff works extremely hard to provide the best care possible for patients—with this recognition, it is clear to us that we are reaching our goals and, in fact, exceeding many.”
The Birthplace at Riddle had close to 1,000 births in 2011 and provides around the clock neonatal coverage. “ The Birthplace features private suites that are beautifully decorated and equipped with state-of-the-art technology allowing mothers experience labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum in the comfort of one room. The nurses and physicians at The Birthplace use leading practices and techniques to care for moms and babies. Strong focuses on patient safety, breastfeeding support and emotional health help the family get off to the right start.
On Monday, February 27 at 10:06 pm, Kennedy June Marker was born, weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Her parents, Keith and Michelle Marker of Woodlyn recall the extraordinary care provided by the Birthplace staff, “During our stay, the entire staff demonstrated attentiveness, support and compassion,” said Michelle.
Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital for 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, HealthGrades, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care ratings organizations for its high quality patient care. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopedic care and cardiovascular care--aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. The emergency department provides 24-hour care. Health Center 4, a LEED Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, a variety of outpatient programs and a new state of the art surgical center. For more information about Riddle Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/riddle.
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