News & Updates

Back to All News

The Riddle HealthCare Foundation honors local community members at Man O'War - An evening at the races

Riddle Hospital April 26, 2017 News Releases

The Riddle HealthCare Foundation and its Associated Auxiliaries held its 58th annual premier fundraising event, Man O’War – An evening at the races, on Saturday, April 8 at the Springfield Country Club. The Kentucky Derby-themed evening, which included entertainment, dinner and dancing, was co-chaired by The Riddle HealthCare Foundation’s Chair, Don Saleski and his wife Mary Ann, of Media, and Vice Chair Rich Wood and his wife Tara, of Wawa. With over 400 people in attendance, including U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan, the event honored several individuals for their significant contributions to Riddle Hospital and Main Line Health and for enhancing the Hospital’s service to the local community. The honorees were:

  • Tom Bruder, Jr. of Newtown Square, for his leadership par excellence—generously sharing his time and talents thus advancing Samuel Riddle’s (the hospital’s founder) dream. Bruder served as Chairman of The Riddle HealthCare Foundation from 2009 to 2016 and continues to serve Riddle Hospital as Chair Emeritus of the Board.
  • Steve Derby of Springfield, for his 20 years of service to Riddle Hospital and The Riddle HealthCare Foundation. Retiring this year as Vice President and Executive Director of Development, his accomplishments have included the creation of The Riddle HealthCare Foundation and successful completion of a capital campaign supporting the expansion of the Emergency Department.
  • Dr. Peter F. Sharkey of Villanova, for his leadership in the field of joint replacement surgery at the Rothman Institute at Riddle. Through innovative measures he has launched a series of quality initiatives for the hip and knee replacement program at Riddle, with the number one concern being patient safety and doing the best thing for all patients at all times.

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
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154