Riddle Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission for Fifth Year


Riddle is one of only 117 hospitals to be recognized for fifth consecutive year

(Media, PA, November 17, 2015) – For the fifth year in a row, Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. This is the fifth year that The Joint Commission is recognizing hospitals for these performance measures. Riddle was recognized for their exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year by The Joint Commission for the safe, high-quality care we provide to our patients every day,” said Gary Perecko, president, Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health. “This acknowledgement demonstrates the commitment of our entire staff who works together to ensure our community receives superior care.”


Riddle is one of 1,043 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction, and one of only 117 hospitals to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year. Main Line Health’s Paoli Hospital also made the list.


The Top Performer on Key Quality Measures list recognizes health care organizations for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Riddle was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year.


To be a 2015 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.


“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Riddle Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.


For more information about the Top Performer program, visithttps://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.


About Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations for its high quality patient care. For the third year in a row, Riddle has achieved designation from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Riddle was named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in the specialties of orthopedics and urology. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopedic care and cardiovascular care—aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. Riddle Hospital recently expanded and enhanced its Emergency Department to better suit the growing needs of the community it serves. Health Center 4, a LEED Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, a variety of outpatient programs and a state of the art surgical center. For more information about Riddle Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/riddle.