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Main Line Health opens the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center and unveils the Lankenau Heart Institute

Lankenau Medical Center July 29, 2013 News Releases

Main Line Health today opened the doors of the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center. Expanding the medical footprint of the south side of the campus, the five-story, 274,000-square-foot facility was designed to deliver world-class medical care to the region.

Part of an approximately $465 million, 600,000-square-foot Lankenau Medical Center Master Facility Project designed to increase the capacity of hospital programs and improve the patient experience, the Heart Pavilion contains outpatient diagnostics, imaging centers and 96 all-private rooms—which increases the hospital’s bed count by 50 after converting existing semi-private rooms to all private rooms. An International architecture, engineering, planning and creative services organization, RTKL, designed the building, while project management company Stantec managed all construction operations.

Most notably, the cornerstone of the new Pavilion is the Lankenau Heart Institute, serving as a destination for advanced, personalized, high-quality cardiovascular care. The Lankenau Heart Institute’s world-class cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and subspecialists will be collocated in the building to offer patient-centered care, integrating the latest prevention, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and chronic disease management services.

Recognized for superior clinical outcomes by Medicare’s Hospital Compare, Lankenau is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region with a mortality rate significantly better than the national average for both Heart Attack and Heart Failure. The Heart Pavilion will help to further enable these superior outcomes.

“The Heart Pavilion supports our mission to be a robust academic medical center, a leader in patient safety, at the forefront of basic and clinical research and a national model for providing quality patient care,” said President of Lankenau Medical Center Phillip Robinson. “The building heralds a new era of medical excellence and is further proof of Lankenau Medical Center’s commitment to our patients and our community.”

Every aspect of the Heart Pavilion renovation was designed to create the most harmonious environment possible for both the patient and the health care provider. From the composition of the building material and the angle of the suspended ceilings to the natural healing settings within each patient room and the open visibility of the nursing stations, all design elements were organized around highest-quality patient care, comfort and safety. The building also qualifies for LEED certification by incorporating a number of sustainable interior, exterior and structural components into the project and was recently appointed to be one of three tour stops as part of the Greenbuild Conference this fall to highlight sustainable and innovative approaches to health care design and construction.

“Main Line Health is committed to delivering a superior patient experience that supports patient safety and quality outcomes,” said President and CEO of Main Line Health Jack Lynch. “It is this steadfast commitment and the continuing reinvestment in our hospitals – in such projects as the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center – that enables us to continue to advance medicine and save and change the lives of our patients.”

News of the Pavilion’s grand opening follows Lankenau’s recent rankings and recognitions in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2013-14. Lankenau is ranked #14 in Pennsylvania—nine rankings up from the 2012-13 report and ranked #10 in the Philadelphia metro area—three positions up from the 2012-13 report. According to the report’s specialty recognitions, Lankenau is high-performing in 12 of 16 potential categories: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Lankenau Heart Institute

The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service, and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the system-wide coordination of services, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained nurses and technologists, the Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiac care, close to home.

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 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 2016–17, and was ranked as high-performing in four specialties: gastroenterology & 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.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
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