Bryn Mawr Hospital’s long-standing commitment to providing the community
with advanced medical technologies and capabilities is evident in our
cardiovascular program. With a collaborative staff of cardiologists,
interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular
surgeon, and specially trained nurses and technologists, Bryn Mawr’s
cardiac care team works together to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide
range of cardiac conditions—from heart blockages and peripheral vascular
disease to heart palpitations and advanced cardiac arrhythmias.
Our patients have convenient access to leading-edge treatments and high
quality cardiac care.
Expert heart care close to home
For patients on the Main Line and the surrounding region, Bryn Mawr
Hospital’s cardiologists provide patients with diagnostic and treatment
services by experienced physicians conveniently located close to home.
Offering a full range of cardiovascular services including:
Carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound
Noninvasive procedures (Holter monitors)
Nuclear imaging services
Catheter ablation procedures
Stroke prevention and screening
Arrhythmia management (ICD and Pacemaker device implants and
Cardiovascular risk factor management including lipids, smoke
cessation, and exercise prescription
Monitoring and management of therapeutic anticoagulation
Nationally recognized for quality in cardiac care
News & World Report has ranked Bryn Mawr Hospital as the
10th best hospital in the Philadelphia metro region and 16th best
hospital in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Lankenau is also
recognized for high performance in 9 of 16 specialties including cardiology
and heart surgery.
recognized for quality in cardiac care
Independence Blue Cross has recognized Bryn Mawr Hospital as one of the
first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+℠
designation in the area of cardiac care, as part of the Blue Distinction
Centers for Specialty Care® program. Blue Distinction Centers are
hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective,
transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were
developed with input from the medical community. This year, the national
program has added a new designation level, Blue Distinction Centers+, to
recognize hospitals that deliver both quality and cost-efficient
With The Guidelines® 2013—Gold Plus American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize
Bryn Mawr Hospital for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all
Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators for
consecutive 12 month intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance with
six of 10 Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures to improve
quality of patient care and outcomes in addition to achieving IV rt-PA
door to needle time ≤ 60 minutes in 50 percent or more applicable acute
ischemic stroke patients (minimum of six) during one calendar year.
Mission: Lifeline—Silver Receiving
The American Heart Association recognizes Bryn Mawr Hospital with a
silver award for achieving 85 percent or higher composite adherence to
all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement
indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals, 75 percent or higher
compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality
measures, and First-Door-to-Device time of 120 minutes or less for
transfers, to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.
Mawr Hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
by The Joint Commission for the second year. The
hospitals are being recognized for exemplary performance in using
evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for
heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Bryn Mawr Hospital is recognized for achieving a higher level of
expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart
attack. Accreditation brings together diverse medical specialties, such
as EMS, emergency medicine, and cardiology; clinicians and
administrators; doctors and nurses; lawyers; architects and quality
improvement professionals. It improves the clinical processes for the
early assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ACS and HF within
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program certified by the American Association of
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Bryn Mawr Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the
quality of life by enhancing standards of care by the American
Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACRP).
AACRP is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of
reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and
pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation,
research and disease management.
Award for Critical Care Excellence®
Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit has received the
Silver Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American
Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The award recognizes the top
intensive care units in the country for excellence in sustained unit
performance and patient outcomes.
Bryn Mawr Hospital patients also benefit from exceptional nursing care.
Bryn Mawr Hospital has been recognized with Magnet™ designation by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award
for nursing excellence. Only five percent of the country’s nursing
staffs have earned this distinction, which reflects exceptionally high
quality inpatient care.
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