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Riddle Hospital holds topping-off ceremony as Patient Pavilion construction continues

Riddle Hospital March 16, 2021 News Releases

On Friday, March 12, Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, celebrated a milestone in its campus modernization project. A small group of hospital staff and Main Line Health senior leadership gathered for a topping off ceremony to watch as the final beam was placed on top of the hospital’s new patient care pavilion. 

The five-story, approximately 230,000-square-foot Patient Pavilion is one of the most significant additions to the Riddle Hospital campus, which is currently undergoing a $327 million campus modernization project, the largest in the hospital’s history. When completed, the Patient Pavilion will offer modern, private rooms for enhanced patient privacy, a new surgical suite and a new maternity suite. 

Despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, Main Line Health has remained committed to Riddle’s modernization project and reinvesting in the campus.

“Following a very difficult year, this topping off ceremony is an exciting reminder of a bright future. The goals of our campus transformation were built on a solid foundation of the patient and staff experience. We want to create a healing environment and further enhance the privacy and satisfaction of our patients to provide them the experience they not only expect but so deserve,” noted Shelly Buck, DNP, MBA, President of Riddle Hospital.

The Patient Pavilion 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. Learn more about Riddle’s campus modernization project

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.


Megan Call
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