As a conscientious provider of health care and an active member of its local community, Lankenau Medical Center consistently holds itself to a higher standard of care. These continued efforts to provide superior care to patients are often acknowledged by the larger health care industry. We are delighted to share with you some of the recognition and awards that Lankenau has achieved in recent years.
2017 Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center GOLD Recognition Award recipient
Lankenau Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of high risk emergencies including heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest to help save lives and improve patient outcomes.
Among the Region's Best
U.S. News & World Report has come out with its best hospital rankings, and once again Lankenau ranks among the top!
U.S. News evaluated the performance of more than 4,500 hospitals in nine inpatient surgical procedures and chronic conditions: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and COPD. Only 63 hospitals in the nation had the best performance in each of these procedures and conditions, and one of them is Lankenau! This means that Lankenau measures up against some of the best academic and community medical centers in the country.
And once again, Lankenau was ranked as one of the top 5 hospitals in the Philadelphia region as well as one of the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. In addition, Lankenau was recognized as high-performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology.
System Magnet® Designation
Main Line Health has received System Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, which has been awarded to only seven percent of hospitals and 22 health systems in the nation.
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designation
Main Line Health hospitals, including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, have all received NICHE designation. The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates an organization’s commitment to elder care excellence by stimulating senior focused-transformation in the culture of health care facilities and achieving patient-centered care for older adults.
Critical-Care Nurses’ Beacon Award
Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been awarded the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in cardiothoracic intensive care.
To receive the Beacon Award, a unit must meet defined criteria within the following categories:
- Leadership Structure and Systems
- Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
- Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development
- Evidenced Based Practice and Processes
- Outcome Measurement
50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
For the tenth year, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. Lankenau was also the only hospital in Pennsylvania to be named to the list this year. Truven’s study uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the 50 highest-performing cardiovascular services lines in the nation. The processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverages industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies, developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over several years. These processes are widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies. Lankenau continues to deliver significantly higher inpatient survival rates and shorter hospital stays for patients with heart failure or who have experienced a heart attack.
Get With the Guidelines®—Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite
Lankenau Medical Center, a part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes Lankenau Medical Center’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Rated by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in the Highest Quality Tier for Cardiac Surgery
The Society is leading the way in public reporting through its collaboration with Consumers Union and its STS Public Reporting Online initiative, available to participants in the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and Congenital Heart Surgery Database.
Aetna Institutes of Quality® Designation for Spine Surgery
To be selected for the Institutes of Quality orthopedic care network, a facility must meet Aetna’s requirements for clinical quality and value.
Network facilities must: have significant experience in orthopedic care, including minimum annual volumes; have significant physician experience in orthopedic care; meet evidence-based and recognized standards for clinical outcomes, processes of care and patient safety; provide ongoing follow-up programs and support for their orthopedic patients; and demonstrate efficiency in providing care based on overall cost of care, readmission rates and comprehensiveness of the program.
Joint Commission “Gold Seal of Approval”
Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognized symbol of quality.
Accreditation means that our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff: provide a safe environment for your care; educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment; protect your rights as a patient; evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment; protect you against infection; and plan for emergency situations.
In addition, Lankenau 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.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee & Hip Replacement, Cardiac Care and Maternity
Independence Blue Cross has named Lankenau Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center in Knee and Hip Replacement, Cardiac Care and Maternity. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care—which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transplant Certification
The evaluation of a transplant program's compliance with Medicare requirements involves several steps. CMS will obtain data from UNOS, the contractor for the Organ Procurement Transplantation Network's (OPTN), and from the University of Michigan to provide background and determine compliance with the program's OPTN membership, clinical experience (volume), and outcomes, as applicable. CMS will share this information with either the State Survey Agency or CMS' Contractor (depending upon the provider's location) to incorporate into their onsite evaluation of compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification
AACVPR sponsors a Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process, the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.
Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center
Lankenau earned accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for demonstrating a higher level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.