Area hospitals receive national recognition for performance

Several hospitals in the tri-county region have received national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings.

Three Tower Health hospitals and Main Line Health’s four acute care hospitals have all been recognized in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Reading Hospital was ranked eighth in Pennsylvania and recognized in Northeastern PA/Lehigh Valley. The hospital was also high performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, pulmonary & lung surgery, and urology, according to a press release.

In addition to the national ranking, Reading Hospital received high performing marks regionally in several specialty care areas including: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, pneumonia, and stroke.

“This acknowledgement of our highly skilled clinicians and support staff clearly demonstrates their commitment to fulfilling our mission of providing high-quality healthcare to the community. I appreciate all they do for our patients and their families,” P. Sue Perrotty, Tower Health president and CEO, said in a statement.

Main Line Health’s Lankenau Medical Center (No. 3), Paoli Hospital (No. 5) and Bryn Mawr Hospital (No. 7) were ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro region out of nearly 100 hospitals.

“I am incredibly proud of our entire team at Main Line Health, who continue to work tirelessly to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” Jack Lynch, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Main Line Health, said in a statement. “The U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect the dedication and commitment to serving our community that help make Main Line Health the best place to give and receive care.”

Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital each received high-performing recognition for a variety of procedures and conditions. Lankenau, Bryn Mawr and Paoli were ranked as high performing in orthopedics. Lankenau and Paoli were also ranked as high-performing in pulmonology, lung surgery and urology. Lankenau was ranked as high-performing in cardiology and heart surgery.

Tower Health’s Phoenixville Hospital earned a high performing rating for COPD and Pottstown Hospital was ranked as high performing for COPD and kidney failure.

Pottstown Hospital is one of three Tower Health hospitals and four Main Line Health hospitals to be recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. (MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE PHOTO)

More than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions were evaluated for the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings. For the first time, eligible hospitals were also rated in ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.

This year, obstetrics and gynecology care at Lankenau Medical Center was identified for its excellence nationwide, ranking No. 42.

“This recognition is especially humbling and significant given that Main Line Health delivered more babies this year than ever before,” Joseph Gobern, MD, FACOG, system chairman, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Main Line Health, said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of our team that has remained dedicated to delivering outstanding patient experiences as well as, superior safety, quality and equity of care.”

In the 15 specialties, a total of 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings — which are now in their 33rd year — are designed to assist patients and their doctors in “making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.”

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