Main Line Health Hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—earned distinction in several categories in the first ever U.S. News & World Report (publisher of Best Hospitals), “Best Hospitals for Common Care” ratings. Lankenau Medical Center, which ranked as “High Performing” in four out of five categories, received more “High Performing” recognitions than any other hospital in the Philadelphia region.
According to a press release from U.S. News & World Report, these latest rankings evaluated how more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on routine individual procedures and conditions. Patients can look up any U.S. hospital at no cost at usnews.com to see how it rates in three common operations—heart bypass, hip replacement and knee replacement—and two widespread chronic conditions—congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. A hospital may be rated as “High Performing,” “Average” or “Below Average.”
Several of Main Line Health’s hospitals received “High Performing” ratings in several of these common care areas. U.S. News & World Report notes that “choice of a hospital can be lifesaving, even for a routine surgery.”
To generate the ratings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals across more than 25 quality measures—including mortality, readmissions, infections and patient satisfaction scores—and analyzed more than five million patient records, taking into account each patient’s health conditions, age, sex, socioeconomic status and other factors affecting risk. The ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as data from the American Hospital Association annual survey and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The analysis was carried out in collaboration with Dr. Foster, an international health care analytics company with expertise in claims-based risk adjustment.
Read more about the "Best Hospitals for Common Care." A subset of the “Best Hospitals for Common Care” will appear in the “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, which reaches newsstands September 1, 2015.