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Riddle Hospital Recognized by HAP for Excellence in Patient Safety

Riddle Hospital January 19, 2023 News Releases

Riddle awarded as a top-performing hospital in patient safety by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

Media, PA – Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, has been recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) through its Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program. The recognition honors Pennsylvania's top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections, helping to ensure patients' safety.

"We are honored to be recognized by HAP as a leader in patient safety. At Riddle Hospital and throughout Main Line Health, the safety of our patients and our staff is our first and foremost priority. Each of us plays a role in patient safety that allows us to deliver safe, high-quality and equitable care to our patients and the communities we serve," said Shelly Buck, President, Riddle Hospital.

HAP is recognizing 21 hospitals across Pennsylvania based on their performance during 2021. HAP identifies top-performing hospitals using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network. To be recognized, hospitals must perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio in three key measures:

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Clostridioides difficile infections (C. Diff)

"HAP is proud to recognize the hospital teams and leaders who demonstrated extraordinary work to protect patient safety—even as they were strained by the COVID-19 pandemic and a historic health care workforce crisis," HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. "These talented teams exemplify the commitment that all health care professionals make to ensuring patients receive safe and high-quality care."

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.