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Riddle Hospital earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition from The Joint Commission

Riddle Hospital November 18, 2014 News Releases

For the fourth year in a row, Riddle Hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. This is the fourth year that The Joint Commission is recognizing hospitals for these performance measures. Riddle was recognized for their exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year by The Joint Commission for the superior care we provide to our patients every day,” said Gary Perecko, president, Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health. “This acknowledgment is a true indication of the commitment of our entire staff who work together to ensure our community receives high-quality, safe, effective health care.”

Riddle is one of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Two other Main Line Health hospitals, Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hospital, also made the list.

Riddle was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Riddle Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit The Joint Commission website.

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.

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 among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–17, and was ranked as high performing in the specialty area of orthopedics. Riddle Hospital was also ranked as high performing in the following Common Core specialty areas: COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The Hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopedic 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 and 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.


Bridget Therriault
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