Riddle 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
Riddle Hospital was ranked the ninth 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, Riddle Hospital was ranked as high-performing for five common conditions:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Colon cancer surgery
- Congestive heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
Riddle Hospital was also recognized as high-performing in the area of orthopedics.
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 Riddle Hospital and Main Line Health.
System Magnet® Designation
Main Line Health has received System Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, which has been awarded to only seven percent of hospitals and 22 health systems 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.
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.
Critical-Care Nurses’ Beacon Award
The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant achievement recognizing exceptional patient care and healthy work environment. This distinction recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet™ Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award™ and the National Quality Healthcare Award™.
Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Award
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes the commitment and success of Riddle Hospital staff in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.
Hospitals receiving these awards must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center
Riddle Hospital earned 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.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
When 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.
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.
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
The 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.