Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital recognized
Bryn Mawr, PA — Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital, both part of Main Line Health, have been rated as high-performing for maternity care by U.S News & World Report in recognition of their quality care in labor and delivery. For Riddle Hospital, it was the second consecutive year being honored.
The magazine launched its Best Hospitals for Maternity Care rankings to help expectant mothers and families make informed choices about hospitals where they might have a baby following an uncomplicated pregnancy. The 2023–2024 rankings rely on data provided by hospitals.
“This is a tremendous honor for the work of our doctors, nurses and support staff at Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital,” said Joseph Gobern, MD, MBA, FACOG, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Main Line Health. “The rankings are a reflection of a systematic effort and dedication toward ensuring safe, high-quality care for mothers and babies. We can also take special pride that these rankings reflect our efforts to narrow the gap in disparities that exists nationwide for birthing people from various racial and ethnic groups.”
U.S. News & World Report evaluated approximately 680 hospitals that provide labor and delivery services. Just over 300 hospitals received a high-performing designation, which is the highest award a hospital can earn in maternity care. The methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates and early elective delivery rates, among others.
About Paoli Hospital
Paoli Hospital, part 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 offer a full range of care in maternity, orthopaedics, cardiac, cancer and breast health all aided by dedicated care teams and health care professionals. In collaboration with Jefferson Health Neurosurgery and Tele-Neurocritical Care Services, Paoli Hospital’s Neurointervention Lab brings leading neurointervention care to Chester County and offers the most advanced diagnostics and treatment available for patients experiencing stroke. Paoli Hospital has also 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. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2023–2024 rated Paoli Hospital as High Performing in eight commonly occurring conditions and medical procedures and earned a coveted Adult Specialty rating. U.S. News also ranked Paoli Hospital as one of the top 10 hospitals out of nearly 100 in the Philadelphia region and among the top 20 hospitals out of more than 200 in Pennsylvania.
About Riddle Hospital
Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 200 inpatient beds. Riddle has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care, including The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2022–2023 rated Riddle Hospital as High Performing in six commonly occurring conditions and medical procedures. 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. Main Line Health and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have an affiliation to provide pediatric care to our community. CHOP providers care for pediatric patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Riddle. In summer of 2023, the new Pavilion at Riddle Hospital opened, the cornerstone of an overall campus modernization project. The five-story, 230,000-square-foot Pavilion features state-of-the-art surgical suites and modern maternity facilities, bringing comprehensive, expanded health care features to Delaware County. Health Center 4, which has LEED Gold certification, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, and a variety of outpatient programs.