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Old 09-26-2018, 08:42 AM
Location: Chadds Ford
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My wife is expecting, and it's time to pick a doctor. Her in-network providers (and her preference anyway) is steering us to Main Line Health.

Living a little-bit-south of West Chester, we're about 15 minutes from Riddle and 30 minutes from Paoli. There are no in-network providers on my wife's plan at Chester County Hospital (Penn Medicine).

My kneejerk reaction is to prefer Paoli over Riddle, but it's because of shallow things like how modern the facilities look and stuff like that. Some of it is also Riddle's poor reputation from years ago before it joined Main Line Health.

I imagine that, if they're both Main Line Health, they should both be of comparable quality? Has anybody had recent experiences at one hospital or the other (or preferably both)?
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:16 PM
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Here's the strange thing: Paoli by reputation is a MUCH better hospital overall. HOWEVER, i have heard over and over during the years that the Maternity division at Riddle is marvelous. Never heard a negative thing about it. Guess it's a toss up. Google patient review for both, and see which would suit you better. Best of luck!
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