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Main Line Health hospitals ranked among the top hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report

Main Line Health August 8, 2017 News Releases

Main Line Health dominates rankings with four of the top 10 spots

(Bryn Mawr, Pa.) – Main Line Health’s four acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—have been recognized among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region, and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania, in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2017–18. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

“Main Line Health’s ability to achieve top recognition is a testament to the culture of collaboration and commitment to excellence that every team member in every location across our system recommits to every day,” says Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “This tremendous accomplishment is only possible through the dedication and unwavering focus of our physicians, employees and volunteers, and is reflective of our positive outcomes, patient safety initiatives and reputation in the communities we serve.”

Main Line Health Hospitals regional and state rankings are as follows:

Philadelphia region:
#4 – Lankenau Medical Center
#6 – Bryn Mawr Hospital
#8 – Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital (tied)

Pennsylvania:
#7 – Lankenau Medical Center
#12 – Bryn Mawr Hospital
#15 – Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital (tied)

View our rankings for high performing specialties, common procedures and conditions

For the 2017–18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. Main Line Health’s acute care hospitals were ranked as high performing in five categories, including heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and knee replacement.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information about the 2017–18 rankings, please visit our the U.S. News FAQ page. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook.

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 U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on education, health, personal finance, travel, cars and news & opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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