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Lankenau Medical Center, Riddle Hospital and Paoli Hospital ranked among nation’s best by Healthgrades

Main Line Health January 18, 2023 News Releases

Bryn Mawr, PALankenau Medical Center, Riddle Hospital and Paoli Hospital, part of Main Line Health, are ranked among the nation’s top hospitals for clinical quality in 2023.

Lankenau achieved its fourth straight year as a recipient of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals AwardTM, placing it among the nation’s top 1% of medical centers. It is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region with the distinction.

Riddle was a repeat honoree with its America’s 100 Best Hospitals AwardTM, ranking it in the top 2% nationally. Paoli received its first America’s 250 Best Hospitals AwardTM, putting it among the top 5% of U.S. hospitals as ranked by Healthgrades, an online platform dedicated to helping people with health care choices.

“This recognition by Healthgrades is a true source of pride for Main Line Health,” said Jack Lynch, FACHE, President and CEO. “Our patients deserve the finest care possible, and these awards show we are delivering. My gratitude goes out to our physicians, nurses, and all the other members of our team who made these awards possible. Everyone on our team deserves credit.”

Lankenau took top honors for the fourth straight year for its cardiac care, ranking among America’s top 50 for cardiac surgery and top 100 for cardiac care. Its cardiac surgery honors were accompanied by a State Ranking Award. These awards point to superior performance in heart bypass and valve surgery as well as coronary interventional procedures and treatment for heart attack and heart failure. Lankenau also was honored for the second year in a row for pulmonary care excellence.

Riddle not only was in the top 100 nationally overall but for best critical care. It was the third straight year for critical care recognition.

Paoli’s entry into the top 250 was marked by its second pulmonary care award in the last three years.

Healthgrades analyzed the most recent three years of data available on medical outcomes (2019–2021) to determine its top 250 hospitals. The rankings are based on Medicare medical claims for 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 31 specialties.

“Healthcare decisions are often complicated and fraught with emotion,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “By giving consumers an easy-to-understand, data-driven way to identify the hospitals in their area with the best outcomes, Healthgrades is helping all patients—no matter their background—confidently choose higher quality care.”

If all hospitals performed similarly to those in the top 250 (representing the nation’s top 5%), 160,000 lives potentially could have been saved, according to the organization.

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, has been devoted to the health and well-being of the community since 1860, with a founding mission to serve all those in need. Our continued dedication to service, compassionate patient care and superior clinical programs makes Lankenau a preferred destination for care by people throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. Lankenau offers primary care, disease prevention and specialized medical and surgical management of all diseases and disorders, as well as access to clinical trials. As a 371-bed teaching and research hospital, Lankenau is committed to maintaining high-level expertise across all clinical areas and is consistently recognized for providing outstanding care. Lankenau is ranked in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2022–23 in the top three in the Philadelphia region, top six in Pennsylvania and top 50 in the nation for obstetrics and gynecology. Lankenau is rated as high performing in the following specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, Urology. Lankenau is rated as high-performing in the following procedures and conditions: Aortic Valve Surgery, Back Surgery (spinal fusion), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Kidney Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation's Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau Medical Center was rated a top performer in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. Lankenau has also earned the highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation.

About Paoli Hospital

Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 249-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Chester County’s only trauma center. Paoli Hospital’s comprehensive services and programs include maternity, orthopaedics, heart care, stoke care, a full-service cancer center and The Holloway Breast Health Center. Paoli Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care, most notably in the area of patient satisfaction. Paoli Hospital has been recognized among the very best in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2022–23, including being ranked as one of the top 5 hospitals out of nearly 100 in the Philadelphia region and among the top 15 hospitals out of more than 200 in Pennsylvania.

About Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 186 inpatient 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. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2022–2023 rated Riddle Hospital as High Performing in six commonly occurring conditions and medical procedures: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement and stroke. The hospital offers a full range of services, including women’s health, orthopaedic, maternity, heart, cancer and stroke care; emergency medicine; primary care services and outpatient services including imaging, sleep, wound healing, audiology, and more—aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. The recent renovation of The Birthplace included the upgrade and modernization of private patient rooms and common areas, and redesigning of the core of the unit, in order to improve workflow to better serve mothers and babies. A new Patient Pavilion, slated for completion in 2024, includes a new operating suite, acuity-adaptable medical/surgical units, maternity/labor and delivery rooms, level II NICU and a new welcoming lobby. 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.


Larry Hanover
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