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The Birthplace at Riddle Hospital awarded $1 million grant

Riddle Hospital November 15, 2018 News Releases

The Birthplace at Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, was awarded a $1 million grant for renovations to the unit that will take place over the next year, including the nursery, patient rooms and other care areas for families and newborns. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant was released by Governor Wolf.

Riddle Hospital’s grant application was also supported by Senator Tom Killion and Representative Chris Quinn, who are valued legislative leaders and community partners.

“We are extremely grateful for Governor Wolf’s release of these funds, and for the support of Senator Killion and Representative Quinn,” says Gary Perecko, president, Riddle Hospital. “A key focus at Main Line Health is to provide a superior patient experience while continually aiming to offer a safe, high-quality healing environment for our patients and an accessible and efficient work environment for staff—and the renovations to The Birthplace will help to fulfill that goal.”

Today, The Birthplace at Riddle Hospital serves nearly 1,000 families and babies each year. With the child-bearing population in Riddle’s service area growing significantly over the next decade, it is even more important that The Birthplace remains a strong resource for families in the community. Riddle is responding to the need by recruiting top-rated obstetricians, adding midwifery services, and committing to the comprehensive renovation of The Birthplace unit.

For information about maternity services across main line health, visit mainlinehealth.org/maternity.

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.

Main Line Health 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, King of Prussia 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 and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. 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 the 13th best hospital in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2019–20, and was ranked as high performing in the following common core specialty areas: heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopaedic 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 & 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.