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Riddle Hospital Receives $6 Million Grant to Support Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit Enhancements

January 19, 2023 News Releases

Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, recently received a major $6 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant that will be used to renovate and expand the facility’s Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This grant — one of the largest grants in Main Line Health history — was awarded as the system is enhancing the campus through the Riddle Modernization Project.

“Securing this grant is integral to our larger campus modernization project, allowing Main Line Health-Riddle Hospital to meet the needs of our growing population,” said Jack Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Main Line Health. “We are grateful for the support of our elected officials as we continue to invest in long-term sustainable health care with an unwavering focus on providing safe, high-quality and equitable care for our patients.”

The grant represents nearly half of the ED and ICU construction budget totaling more than $12 million — a cost that is in the process of being revised upwards due to increased construction expenses. The Emergency Department renovation will increase waiting room capacity, add a new triage space, and improve patient and visitor observation. The expansion project will also renovate the existing staff lounge and add support space for staff.

The ICU will be completely reconstructed and modernized with new mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure.

“This generous grant supports the important infrastructure investment we are making in our community so we may continue to provide our patients with superior patient care,” said Shelly Buck, President, Riddle Hospital. “This grant affirms our commitment to advancing and expanding our services throughout the region against a changing healthcare landscape exacerbated by the pandemic. As a premier healthcare provider, we are incredibly proud of the work being done to affect positive change for our patients and their families.”

The grant was made possible with the support from former Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Senator John Kane, former State Rep. Chris Quinn and the Delaware County Council.

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.


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