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Riddle Hospital planning $327 million campus modernization project to position hospital for evolving community health needs

Riddle Hospital February 20, 2020 News Releases

Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, has been given approval from the Main Line Health Board of Governors and Middletown Township on an approximately $327 million Campus Master Plan to modernize the hospital campus. This initiative will mark the most significant facility improvement in its nearly 60-year legacy and one of the largest capital investments in Main Line Health history.

“We are thrilled for this historic campus modernization project at Riddle Hospital,” says Shelly Buck, DNP, MBA, president, Riddle Hospital. “In my time at Riddle thus far, I have already witnessed the talent, professionalism, passion and dedication of the Riddle Hospital staff. The revitalization of the Riddle campus will truly elevate the facility to match the superior care already provided within the walls of the hospital.”

The modernization project includes the construction of a new five-story, approximately 230,000-square-foot Patient Pavilion comprised of the following:

  • A new main entry
  • Radiology and pre-admission testing suite
  • 10 replacement operating rooms in a state-of-the-art surgical suite
  • A comprehensive maternity care area with 16 post-partum rooms, five labor and delivery suites and two C-section suites
  • Hospital pharmacy and kitchen
  • 76 private patient rooms, all acuity-adaptable

The plan also includes renovations to existing care units and support areas,including the creation of a 13-bed intensive care unit. The Patient Pavilion will be situated at the front of Riddle’s campus, along the Baltimore Pike corridor, taking the place of the existing flat parking lot. Additional parking will be constructed in the area of the current Annex Building, which will be taken down as part of this project. The Campus Master Plan will be supported by a community fundraising effort.

“One of our strategic imperatives at Main Line Health is to reinvest in the facilities and technology needed to advance the health of all those in the communities we serve,” says Jack Lynch, FACHE, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “This campus modernization project reinforces our commitment to serve as stewards of health and wellness by ensuring Riddle Hospital is positioned to provide high-quality, human care well into the future.”

An international architecture, engineering and planning firm, CRTKL, is designing the patient pavilion and existing department renovations, and P. Agnes, Inc.will be managing the building construction. Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.,is serving as the overall project manager.

Early sitework and utility work is planned to begin in early 2020 and groundbreaking for the new patient pavilion and other Hospital renovations will begin in the summer of 2020. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete by the summer of 2023, with other renovations and project activity lasting through the summer of 2024. During the entire construction process,Riddle Hospital will remain open and ready to serve our community.

To stay up-to-date on the progress of Riddle’s Campus Master Plan,visit mainlinehealth.org/rhmodernization.

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.