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Main Line Health hospitals named among ‘World’s Best’ by Newsweek

Main Line Health March 7, 2023 News Releases

Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital receive elite recognition

Bryn Mawr, PA — Three Main Line Health hospitals have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals in annual rankings by Newsweek.

In the United States, Lankenau Medical Center was ranked No. 168, with Paoli Hospital at No. 185 and Bryn Mawr Hospital at No. 228 by the magazine, which based its analysis on recommendations of medical experts and various measures of patient experience and hospital quality. Newsweek also recognized Lankenau and Paoli for their performance in infection prevention, a critical area during a period when COVID-19, the flu and RSV have hit health systems hard.

“This recognition is a direct result of the incredible teamwork on the part of not only doctors and nurses but all the staff at Main Line Health,” said Jack Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health. “The challenges that healthcare workers have faced in the last several years are enormous. Demand for our services continues to grow and our team is as resilient as any in meeting the needs of our patients. It takes 24/7 dedication from all of our team members to earn these honors, something for which I am forever grateful.”

Newsweek’s rankings were based on a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking:

  • An international online survey sent to more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals
  • A survey of patient satisfaction with hospitalization
  • Surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitals
  • Hospital quality metrics: patient safety, hygiene measures, waiting times and quality of treatment

For the full list and more details, visit Newsweek’s website. The rankings were developed in partnership with data research firm Statista Inc.

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 Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 284-bed, not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings for 2022–23. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also earned Magnet designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital's collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated neurovascular center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital is affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to deliver exceptional care for pediatric patients and their families, including 24/7 coverage of the pediatric emergency department, pediatric inpatient unit and level III NICU. 


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