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Lankenau Medical Center receives LEED® Silver Certification

Lankenau Medical Center April 21, 2014 News Releases

Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, was awarded LEED® Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for new, sustainable design and construction of Lankenau’s Master Facility Project—including the Heart Pavilion—a $446 million, 600,000 square-foot construction project on the Lankenau Medical Center campus. This facility plan represents the first and largest LEED Silver-Certified health care project in the region, and the largest on the east coast.

Lankenau Medical Center was recognized in six environmental categories, including: site planning and design, landscaping, water, energy, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

“On behalf of the entire Lankenau Medical Center team, I am so honored and proud to be receiving this certification,” said Phil Robinson, president of Lankenau Medical Center. “Our primary focus has always been to keep our communities healthy, and from this project’s beginning, we’ve carried through with that mission. Whether it’s by conserving water and energy, or by providing the highest quality medical care, our commitment to the community and to our patients are our number one priority. We’ve created a building that offers innovation and design as the cornerstone of sustainability.”

“I applaud our Lankenau and Main Line Healt staff, as well as our green partners—the Sheward Partnership, Stantec, P. Agnes and RTKL — for this tremendous accomplishment and dedication to ensuring that our commitment to excellence in health care delivery is reflected in every design detail of the new campus construction,” said Jack Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health. “The Main Line Healt Leadership team will continue to integrate similar sustainability elements into additional construction projects as we build Main Line Healt for the future.”

Some of Lankenau’s sustainability achievements include:

  • 1.7 million gallons of water will be saved annually. That’s enough to supply 50 homes for one year.
  • 35 percent of the energy used in the Heart Pavilion is offset by renewable energy credits—enough energy to power over 750 homes for a year.
  • 2,600 tons of all construction debris was diverted from landfills.
  • The landscaping design includes vegetation that is both locally adapted and drought tolerant, reducing the need for irrigation and supporting local and migrating animal populations.
  • Over 1,000 new trees planted.
  • 16,000 sq. ft. vegetated roof installed that can absorb and filter storm water runoff, and increases roof life and insulation performance while providing views for patients and staff.
  • 70 preferred parking spaces for fuel efficient and low emitting vehicles.

“The certification serves as an example to the health care industry, proving that hospitals and health care facilities can be environmentally friendly while providing high-quality care,” says Marc Heisterkamp, director of Strategic Accounts at U.S. Green Building Council. “The leadership of the Main Line Health Board and leadership team during the process of attaining LEED certification on this project was so important to the industry and our mission. Being the largest LEED Silver-Certified health care facility on the east coast is a tremendous accomplishment, and I applaud the efforts of all involved in the planning and construction. LEED certification proves that Lankenau Medical Center is lowering their environmental impact while providing a healthy and productive environment for employees and patients.”

The Master Facility Project includes the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center, which serves as a regional destination for advanced, high-quality cardiovascular care. The building was constructed by P. Agnes, project managed by Stantec, and designed by RTKL Associates. The Sheward Partnership provided environmental sustainability consulting. Visit for information about the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center and the Lankenau Heart Institute, Main Line Health’s team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and subspecialists seamlessly integrated into one uncompromising service focused on prevention, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and disease management.

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 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
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