Wondering what the best hospitals in Chester County are? Your life and health are safest in the hands of physicians in West Chester, Bryn Mawr and Media, according to a new report card that graded suburban hospitals on how well they ensure patients’ wellbeing.
Of the medical facilities in and closest to Chester County, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Chester County Hospital, Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown and Riddle Hospital in Media all garnered A grades, according to Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch coverage of the nonprofit Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score for this year.
Leapfrog assessed the medical facilities on “whether physicians and nurses took steps to optimize safety during surgeries, whether patients received adequate post-op care, whether staffing levels were appropriate to prevent threats to patients’ health and whether facilities had clearly defined protocols to protect patients,” as well as “the use of antibiotics to prevent infections, steps to prevent blood clots, the maintenance of surgical wounds, prevention of bed sores and medical staff teamwork to minimize errors,” the article stated.
Read more about how Philly’s urban and suburban hospitals stack up on Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch here.