Main Line Health kicked off its campus modernization project Thursday for Riddle Hospital with a groundbreaking ceremony.
The $327 million project that will include a new patient pavilion, and renovations to existing care unit and support areas.
“When Riddle Hospital was founded in 1963, it was with the mission of Samuel Riddle in mind: to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to the people of Delaware County. Now, more than 50 years later, we prepare to enter a new chapter in Riddle’s storied history,” says Shelly Buck, president of Riddle Hospital.
A 230,000 square-foot, five-story Patient Pavilion will be built in the first phase of the project. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.
The Pavilion will feature:
- 76 acuity-adaptable private patient rooms
- An operating room suite with 10 operating rooms and three procedure rooms
- The relocation of the Riddle Birthplace to five labor & delivery suites, 16 post-partum rooms, two C-section suites and a Level II NICU
- A dedicated physical therapy gym
- Radiology and laboratory services
- Registration and pre-admission testing
- A cafeteria and atrium café
The second final phase, completed in the summer of 2024, will renovate the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
When entirely finished, the hospital will have private patient rooms, contemporary facilities and advanced technology to support the evolving needs of the community.
Wawa, Inc. and the Wawa Foundation, partners of Riddle Hospital, attended the groundbreaking ceremony. The Wawa Foundation pledged $2.2 million to support the project, the largest gift to the campaign from an individual benefactor.
“It’s an honor to continue supporting Riddle Hospital of Main Line Health Hospital, as they embark on this exciting expansion to provide exceptional care to more friends and neighbors in Delaware County,” said Alex Costabile, Vice President of Strategy, Wawa, Inc.
“We are humbled and incredibly grateful for this investment in our future, and look forward to honoring this generous gift with a spirit of service that is innate to the Riddle and Wawa legacies,” said Jack Lynch, President & CEO of Main Line Health.
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