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U.S. News & World Report ranks Main Line Health hospitals among 10 “Best” in Philadelphia Metro Area

Main Line Health July 23, 2015 News Releases

Main Line Health hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—have each been ranked among the top 10 in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” rankings 2015–16. Out of the more than 200 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Lankenau Medical Center and Bryn Mawr Hospital were also named among the top 10 hospitals in the state, with Lankenau ranking sixth and Bryn Mawr ranking ninth. Additionally, Lankenau Medical Center earned a national ranking for diabetes & endocrinology services.

“This recognition, which places us among an elite group of hospitals in Pennsylvania and within the Philadelphia region, speaks volumes about the strong commitment of our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers to a superior patient experience,” said Jack Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health. “I extend my deepest gratitude to the entire Main Line Health family for their unwavering focus on delivering exceptional patient care.” “A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News & World Report recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.

U.S. News & World Report 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 and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News & World Report by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at and will appear in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.

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
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