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Main Line Health hospitals ranked among the “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report

Main Line Health July 15, 2014 News Releases

Main Line Health is proud to announce that all of its acute care hospitals, including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, and Riddle Hospital, have been named among the best in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report. Its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most challenging health care needs. Lankenau Medical Center has also earned a national ranking as one of the top 50 hospitals in the specialty of diabetes and endocrinology.

“This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our physicians, clinicians, employees and volunteers who provide a superior experience to our patients each day,” says Jack Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health. “This recognition is based on metrics that evaluate the quality of care delivered to our most complex patients, and demonstrates that patients do not need to travel far to receive high-quality, superior care. Main Line Health’s advanced technology and clinical care delivers innovative treatment options to patients in the communities we serve.”

In the Philadelphia metro area, Lankenau Medical Center was ranked as the fourth best hospital; Bryn Mawr Hospital was ranked 10th; Paoli Hospital was ranked 12th; and Riddle Hospital was ranked 14th. In the state, Lankenau Medical Center was ranked as the seventh best hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital was ranked 16th; Paoli Hospital was ranked 27th; and Riddle Hospital was ranked 31st.

Nearly 5,000 hospitals were evaluated nationally by U.S. News in 16 adult specialties. This year, Lankenau Medical Center received a national ranking as the 46th top hospital for diabetes and endocrinology. Only three percent of the hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014–15 earned a national ranking.

U.S. News also recognizes high performing hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care. Main Line Health’s hospitals were recognized as “high performing” in the following areas:

Lankenau Medical Center

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

Bryn Mawr Hospital

  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

Paoli Hospital

  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology

Riddle Hospital

  • Orthopedics
  • Urology

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 extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, 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, North Carolina. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. The rankings are freely available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.

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.

The Main Line Health system 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 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, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. 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.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org