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
“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.
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, has been dedicated to healing and comforting the community with a warm, personal touch for over 150 years. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 331-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 offers state-of-the-art services in cancer care, digestive health care, heart care, lung care, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedic care, pediatric care and maternity care. Lankenau has been named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in the for the Philadelphia metro area for digestive health, geriatrics, heart care, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, lung care 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. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. Lankenau is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
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