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Chestnut Hill, Paoli, Riddle Named Top Performer Hospitals

The hospitals were among 620 hospitals recognized by the Joint Commission.

Chestnut Hill Hospital in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Paoli Memorial Hospital in Paoli and Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media were named among the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor for health care organizations.

They were among 620 hospitals recognized across the country as being top performers. Other hospitals in Philadelphia named to the list were Friends Behavioral Health System and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. In the suburbs Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill also made the list.

“We understand that what matters most to our patients and our community is safe, effective care, and this significant recognition reinforces our commitment to excellence,” said Gary Perecko, president of Riddle Hospital, in an announcement on Media Patch. “I am incredibly proud of the entire Riddle staff for working together to ensure our community has access to superior patient care.”

The report says the 620 hospitals recognized represent about 18 percent of the hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission.

Hospital recognized as top performers met or exceeded 95 percent on a score that took into account the accountability measures reported to the Joint Commission.

A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma. -According to the Executive Summary of the report

The Joint Commission saw an increase in 50 percent from last year of hospitals achieving this distinction and expects to see the number continue to increase.

Click here to download the full report.

What hospitals have you found to be best? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

E Chacho September 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Congrats to Paoli Hospital....THE BEST HOSPITAL!!!!!
Born and Raised in Roxborough September 23, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I just spent 5 days in Chestnut Hill Hospital, undergoing emergency gall bladder surgery and could not have had a better experience. My doctor was Jessica Santilanno MD, who was one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met. Her visits post-surgery (4) were not a rush through, but instead, time spent answering my questions. Chestnut Hill has turned the corner in care and is a hospital I will recommend.
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King September 24, 2012 at 01:55 PM
The once and future Paoli Hospital -- always a winner!!!
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