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Main Line Health hospitals recognized in “Best Hospitals for Common Care”

Main Line Health June 2, 2015 News Releases

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 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.

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.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154