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2013 Riddle Pro-Am Golf Classic to benefit ED expansion

Riddle Hospital August 1, 2013 News Releases

Committee members, (L-R): Rich Wood, Tom Bruder, Gary Perecko, Theresa Murtagh, and Don Saleski worked on Riddle Hospital 31st Annual Pro-Am Golf Classic plans at a recent ED Capital Campaign Committee meeting.

(Media, PA) – Riddle Hospital will host the 31st Annual Pro-Am Golf Classic at DuPont Country Club on Sept. 12, 2013 to benefit the Emergency Department Expansion Campaign. PGA Teaching Professionals and celebrity guests will join the Fivesome Scramble including breakfast, BBQ Lunch, skill prizes, hole-in-one automobile prize, a dinner reception and more. Veteran Flyers are also part of the fun thanks to Board Member, Don Saleski, a former Flyer, who brings together his best friends for a day to support Riddle Hospital. Serving on the ED Expansion Campaign Committee, Saleski is excited about the future of Riddle and what a new ED will mean for patients in the community. “The residents of our community will benefit from the new ED when it opens in 2014,” he said, “I have lived in Media for 38 years and it’s an honor to be asked to lead an effort like this.” The new Emergency Department will feature a Rapid Evaluation Unit (REU) and provide private, enclosed treatment rooms for acute care cases. The new ED will have the most up-to-date, life-saving medical equipment for patients in a space double the size of the existing department. The total cost of the project is $15 million with The Riddle HealthCare Foundation focused on raising $7.5 million with support from the business community, patients, physicians, employees and community supporters.

The Wilmington, Delaware site has become a favorite for participants; drawing benefactors, board members, physicians and hospital staff together to enjoy a day on the links for a good cause. More than $700,000 has been raised in the past decade at the annual event, and with this year’s goal of $80,000, the focus will be to get teams filled and sponsorships lined up. While planning during the summer months, golf committee members Tom Bruder, Don Guthrie, Dan Kennedy, Eileen McAnally, Theresa Murtagh, Gary Perecko, Don Saleski, John Unangst, Sue Walsh and Rich Wood have designed creative opportunities for sponsorships. For details on how to support the event, call The Riddle HealthCare Foundation at 484.227.3651 or email DerbyS@mlhs.org.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations for its high quality patient care. For the fourth year in a row, Riddle has achieved designation from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Riddle was ranked the 13th best hospital in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2019–20, and was ranked as high performing in the following common core specialty areas: heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopaedic care and cardiovascular care—aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. Riddle Hospital recently expanded and enhanced its emergency department to better suit the growing needs of the community it serves. Health Center 4, a LEED-Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, a variety of outpatient programs and a state of the art surgical center. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.