Main Line Health is proud to announce that Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hospital were named among Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region’s best hospitals in U.S News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings, which recognize hospitals that excel in treating complex patients. Lankenau was ranked number 14 in Pennsylvania and in the top 10 in the Philadelphia metro area, and Paoli was ranked number 28 in the state and number 12 in the Philadelphia region.
“This achievement puts us among an elite group of hospitals in Pennsylvania and within the Philadelphia region,” says Phil Robinson, president of Lankenau Medical Center. “These types of recognitions are a true testament to the superior care that our physicians, clinicians and employees provide to our patients.”
Lankenau was recognized for high performance in 12 of 16 specialties (cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology); and Paoli was recognized in four specialties (gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopaedics, and urology).
“I am so proud of this accomplishment, and would like to thank the entire staff of Paoli Hospital for their hard work and dedication to provide the best possible care to our patients,” says Jim Paradis, president of Paoli Hospital. “Paoli has been serving members of the community for 100 years now, and this recognition proves that we will be here for 100 more.”
U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. It ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the same level of their nationally ranked peers.
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. The rankings have been published at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27, 2013.