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Lankenau Medical Center Receives America’s 100 Best Hospital in Cardiac Care and General Surgery

Monday, November 12, 2012

Identified by Healthgrades as Among the Top Hospitals Nationally for Excellence in Surgery Outcomes

Lankenau Medical Center’s Cardiac and General Surgery program received a America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and General Surgery in 2013 from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, whichevaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose—or not choose—a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.

Among Lankenau’s 32 notable recognitions designated by Healthgrades, the highlights include:

One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2013

  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ in 2013
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in:
  • Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Cardiology Services in 2013
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ in 2013

“I want to congratulate the entire Lankenau team for their unwavering commitment to superior patient care and outcomes that continues to garner national recognition,” said Phil Robinson, President, Lankenau Medical Center. “Receiving this designation reinforces Lankenau’s commitment to excellence, our strong clinical expertise and the hospital’s technological advancements in cardiac care and general surgery.”

Over the past several years, Lankenau’s focus on process improvement and superior outcomes has garnered attention from several independent rating organizations including recognition from The Joint Commission as a Top Performer and recognition as a “Top 50 Heart Hospital” in the United States by Truven Health Analytics.

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).

The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked #14 in Pennsylvania and #10 in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is high-performing in 12 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.

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