Michael Goodyear, DO (L) and Meghan Snyder, BSN, emergency department nurse, hand Vasili Tachony of Lifestart Response a bottle of water.
Heat exhaustion and dehydration issues are serious concerns for emergency medical service personnel whenever summer temperatures and humidity skyrocket. Even in this extreme heat, these first responders are working hard delivering care to our community, often without a water break. Concerned about their health and safety, Riddle Hospital set up a cooler with bottled water for all EMS workers to take in hopes of avoiding dehydration. Michael Goodyear, DO, chief of emergency medicine at Riddle Hospital, a part of Main Line Health, urges everyone, “Drink plenty of water even if you don’t feel thirsty to avoid heat-related health complications.”
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 essential 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 provides skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health centers, which feature primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, among 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 multi-specialty 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.
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.