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11/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/23/2021 10:13

Main Line Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Top Grades in Quality Performance and Patient Safety in Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Report

Radnor, PA - November, 2021 - Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital received a top grade of 'A' with Lankenau Medical Center receiving a grade of 'B' in the just released Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Hospitals are graded on quality and safety - a national distinction that recognizes hospitals' achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. Twice a year, the Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B, C, D and F to roughly 2,600 general acute care hospitals nationwide. The grades are based on a hospital's performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a composite score consisting of up to 27 national performance metrics of patient safety measures. Its methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and results are free to the public.

"These grades reflect our longstanding commitment to patient safety, quality and equity enhancement and we're extremely proud of this recognition. Each of our acute care hospitals is committed to these areas that ensure our staff and patients are safe, with process improvement tools in place to continually enhance outcomes in measurable ways. I am confident in Lankenau's ability to provide the highest quality of care as it continues its upward trajectory in positively impacting future safety grades," says Jack Lynch, III, President and Chief Executive Officer at Main Line Health.

To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment-to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers-reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health's core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals-Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital-as well as one of the nation's recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region's largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association's #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.