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:
#4 – Lankenau Medical Center
#6 – Bryn Mawr Hospital
#8 – Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital (tied)
#7 – Lankenau Medical Center
#12 – Bryn Mawr Hospital
#15 – Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital (tied)
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 the U.S. News FAQ page. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook.