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.
Among the region's best
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings, and once more, Lankenau Medical Center has been recognized among the very best.
Lankenau Medical Center once again is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 5 hospitals out of nearly 100 in the Philadelphia region and among the top 10 hospitals out of more than 200 in Pennsylvania.
In addition to the complex care evaluated in the Best Hospitals specialty rankings, U.S. News rates hospitals for their performance in treating commonly occurring conditions and medical procedures.
Lankenau is rated as high performing in the following specialties, conditions and procedures:
- Cardiology and heart surgery
- Aortic valve surgery
- Back surgery (spinal fusion)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart attack
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Kidney failure
- Knee replacement
- Lung cancer surgery
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Get With the Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus
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. The award recognizes Lankenau’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award
Lankenau Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving 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.
100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, among its list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs. The award recognizes hospitals leading the nation in cardiovascular care.
System Magnet® Designation
Main Line Health (MLH) has received its second System Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest recognition of excellence in nursing care, as well as exceptional multidisciplinary teamwork, awarded to only eight percent of hospitals 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 11th year, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ (formerly Truven Health Analytics). The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
This study is part of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, which uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected cardiovascular procedures and medical care. The processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverages industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies. IBM Watson Health™ 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.
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 orthopaedic care network, a facility must meet Aetna’s requirements for clinical quality and value.
Network facilities must: have significant experience in orthopaedic care, including minimum annual volumes; have significant physician experience in orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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.
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider's in-network status or your own policy's insurance coverage, contact your local Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.
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.
ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
A facility with this logo has been designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by achieving accreditation in all breast imaging modalities.
Improving the quality and safety of patient care is a core element of the American College of Radiology mission. The College takes a proactive and aggressive approach on key issues impacting radiology.