Main Line Health hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—have each been ranked among the top 10 in the Philadelphia Metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” rankings 2015–16.
Out of the more than 200 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Lankenau Medical Center and Bryn Mawr Hospital were also named among the top 10 hospitals in the state, with Lankenau ranking sixth and Bryn Mawr ranking ninth. Additionally, Lankenau Medical Center earned a national ranking for diabetes & endocrinology services.
“This recognition, which places us among an elite group of hospitals in Pennsylvania and within the Philadelphia region, speaks volumes about the strong commitment of our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers to a superior patient experience,” said Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “I extend my deepest gratitude to the entire Main Line Health family for their unwavering focus on delivering exceptional patient care.”
“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News & World Report recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.
U.S. News & World Report publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News & World Report by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.