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Riddle Hospital Man O’War Gala honors corporate, community and physician partners

Riddle Hospital June 2, 2015 News Releases

Jan Duryea (left), presents $100,000 check to
Riddle President, Gary Perecko

The 56th Annual Man O’War Gala, hosted by The Associated Auxiliaries, was held at The Springfield Country Club on Saturday, April 25, 2015 welcoming 420 guests to honor Corporate Partner, Rothman Institute; Community Partners, Jim and Sue Walsh; and Physician Partner, Richard R. P. McCurdy, Sr., MD, to a festive evening of fine food, a Silent Auction, and dancing with music by The Philly Party Band. Mrs. Janice Duryea, Auxiliaries Director, presented a check for $100,000 to Gary Perecko, Riddle President, in their continuing commitment to the hospital for the past 58 years.

Eric Smith, MD accepted the award for Rothman Institute from Janet Webb, VP Administration at Riddle, who had a leading role in developing the partnership in 2006. “Riddle has achieved a five-star rating for knee replacement from Healthgrades and also received Disease- Specific certifications from the Joint Commission for Hip and Knee, as we maintain a focus on pursuing orthopedic excellence,” said Webb, “and since the partnership, surgical volumes have grown to over 5,000 orthopedic procedures and 40,000 patient visits.”

Community Partners, Jim and Sue Walsh, were presented their award by Martha Macartney, Esq. whose father, John T. Macartney, had served many years as legal consultant to the hospital and was a lifelong friend of the couple. With more than 30 years of service to Riddle in many venues, Jim and Sue see great things for the hospital’s future and will be there to help and encourage all advancements.

The physician partner, Richard McCurdy, Sr, MD was introduced by his son, Richard, Jr., MD, who practices cardiology with his dad. The honoree shared with guests his father’s influence on the path he chose, as his dad, Dino E.P. McCurdy, MD, was a well known and beloved cardiologist in Delaware County. Serving as a cardiologist at Riddle since 1978, Dr. McCurdy has cared for thousands of patients and although retired from full time practice, he continues to support the office by caring for selected patients one day a week.

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.


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