Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health are committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research. Our commitment has been recognized by our peers and by others throughout the Delaware Valley and across the nation.
Among the region's best
Bryn Mawr Hospital was ranked the 9th best hospital in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report, an area that is known across the country and internationally as a hub for health care delivery, research, and education. To be continually recognized among the best is a testament to the quality of care that we provide to our patients every day.
In addition to our regional rankings, Bryn Mawr Hospital was ranked as high-performing for four common conditions:
- Heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Lung cancer surgery
Bryn Mawr Hospital was also recognized as high-performing in orthopaedics.
Year after year, we have been recognized as among the region’s best hospitals. These accolades would not be possible without the dedication of the physicians, nurses, employees, and volunteers who re-commit themselves every day to providing a superior experience that is synonymous with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health.
Get With the Guidelines®—Target: Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes Bryn Mawr’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award
Bryn Mawr Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving achievement award for implementing specific quality measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of high risk emergencies including heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest to help save lives and improve patient outcomes.
System Magnet® Designation
Main Line Health (MLH) has received its second System Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest recognition of excellence in nursing care, as well as exceptional multidisciplinary teamwork, awarded to only eight percent of hospitals in the nation.
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designation
Main Line Health hospitals, including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, have all received NICHE designation. The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates an organization’s commitment to elder care excellence by stimulating senior focused-transformation in the culture of health care facilities and achieving patient-centered care for older adults.
The Joint Commission “Gold Seal of Approval”
Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®—an internationally recognized symbol of quality.
Accreditation means that our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff: provide a safe environment for your care; educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment; protect your rights as a patient; evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment; protect you against infection; and plan for emergency situations.
Beacon Silver Award for Excellence in Critical Care
Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is one of only five hospital units in Pennsylvania to receive the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2013 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence.
Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center
Bryn Mawr earned the accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for demonstrating a higher level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
A facility with this logo has been designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by achieving accreditation in all breast imaging modalities.
Improving the quality and safety of patient care is a core element of the American College of Radiology mission. The College takes a proactive and aggressive approach on key issues impacting radiology.
Independence Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center
Independence Blue Cross has named Bryn Mawr Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center in Knee and Hip Replacement, Maternity and Bariatric Surgery. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care—which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety.
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider's in-network status or your own policy's insurance coverage, contact your local Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.
Bryn Mawr Hospital – Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited Comprehensive Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned the MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center designation from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for delivering safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients. Accreditation follows a rigorous review process during which a bariatric surgical center proves that it can consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care and standards of practice.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Designation
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and is able to comply with established NAPBC standards. Each center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must undergo an on-site review every three years.