On Wednesday, June 4, members of the community gathered together for “What’s Hot in Healthcare? A Conversation about Prevention, New Treatments and Technology.” Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health (MLH), donor and Club Secretary/Treasurer, James “Skip” Oliver, Esq., generously hosted the presentation and dinner, held at Plymouth Country Club.
This was the third “conversation-style” event that gives attendees open access to an expert panel of physicians. Joseph M. DiMino, Director of Health/Medical Director at Montgomery County Health Department, moderated the panel. The panel members consisted of Paul M. Coady, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Lankenau Heart Institute; Darlene Gaynor-Krupnick, DO, urology/pelvic medicine and reconstruction at Lankenau Medical Center; John H. Marks, MD, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Lankenau Medical Center; Firas A. Saidi, MD, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics at Lankenau Medical Center; and Deebeanne M. Tavani, DO, PhD, Chief of Endocrinology at Main Line Health.
More than 120 members of the community attended the program to find answers to their questions about cardiovascular care, cancer treatments, new technologies, procedures and disease prevention.
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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 campus just outside of Philadelphia, Lankenau Medical Center is a 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education, that trains over 100 new physicians each year through nationally ranked residency and fellowship programs. Lankenau has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Lankenau Medical Center has been named among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania and top five in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–2017, and was ranked as high-performing in four specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology. Lankenau was also ranked as high performing in all nine of the Common Core specialty areas that the publication analyzes, including: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. 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. Lankenau has also earned the highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation.
Mary Kate Coghlan
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