Since performing the Philadelphia region’s first triple valve
replacement surgery in 1960, Lankenau has earned a reputation for
clinical excellence and innovation in cardiovascular care. Lankenau is
recognized for providing patient-centered care and leading-edge
cardiovascular research. Central to this success is our clinical team
which includes internationally respected leaders in cardiology,
interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiovascular surgery.
We are dedicated to reducing the impact of heart disease and improving
quality of life through comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and
An Innovative Venture in Advanced Medicine: the Heart Pavilion at
Lankenau Medical Center
The state-of-the-art, five-story Heart Pavilion stands on the shoulders
of the decades of innovation that precede it. This investment solidifies
our commitment to meeting the region’s diverse cardiovascular needs. In
fact, everything about the Heart Pavilion is designed to maximize
healing and foster collaboration among providers, patients and their
All patient rooms are private to minimize infection and maximize
safety and comfort.
A generous family area in each patient room welcomes this
important support system into the healing process.
Multiple nursing substations offer clear sightlines to every
patient, minimizing interruptions.
The consolidation of all outpatient services into a centralized
system—including easy scheduling and check-ins—puts the entire
focus on patient care.
The consolidation of 50 cardiologists, five cardiac surgeons,
and four vascular specialists into one space to ensure that all
services—from routine appointments to pre-operative testing and
procedures—are coordinated to ensure patient convenience and
All outpatient practices geographically in the same location
allows for optimized patient flow and integrates the latest
prevention, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and chronic
disease management services.
All cardiac inpatient services such as cardiovascular surgery,
interventional cardiology and electrophysiology are conveniently
located in the adjacent main hospital.
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
Monitoring and management of therapeutic anticoagulation
Hybrid percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs)
Arrhythmia management (ICD and Pacemaker device implants and
Cardiovascular risk factor management including lipids,
smoke cessation, and exercise prescription
Bloodless, beating heart, minimally-invasive, and robotic
Endovascular and catheter-based options for valve repair and
Complex grafting, and hybrid reconstructions and
Minimally invasive, robotic-assisted bypass surgery
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
Transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR)
Medical management and
mechanical assist device options to treat advanced heart failure
Cardiac surgery options to treat complex heart failure, coronary
artery disease, structural heart and valvular disease (mitral
and aortic valves)
Nationally recognized for quality in cardiac care
News & World Report has ranked Lankenau Medical Center as
the 4th best hospital in the Philadelphia metro region and 7th best
hospital in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Lankenau is also
recognized for high performance in 12 of 16 specialties including cardiology
and heart surgery.
Health Analytics 2014 Top 50 Cardiac Hospitals award for LMC page
For the seventh year, Lankenau Medical Center has been named one of the
nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® byTruven
Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to
improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Lankenau is the only
hospital in the region, and one of only two hospitals in Pennsylvania,
to make the list for 2014.
Medical Center 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.
Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery Program received the top
rating—three-stars—from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
for the sixth year in a row. Only 12 percent of hospitals nationwide
achieved the distinction of a 3-star rating, which reflects the highest
level of quality care delivered for cardiovascular surgical
procedures. The STS rating was highlighted in the February 2012
Consumer Reports cover story titled "The Business of Healing Hearts."
Blue Cross has recognized Lankenau Medical Center 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® 2014—Gold Plus
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize
Lankenau Medical Center 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 five of 10 Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures to
improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
Mission: Lifeline—Silver Receiving
The American Heart Association recognizes Lankenau Medical Center 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.
Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Lankenau Medical Center 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
Lankenau Medical Center 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®
Lankenau’s Cardiothoracic 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.
Lankenau Medical Center patients also benefit from exceptional nursing
care. Lankenau 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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