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Dr. Lawrence Livornese honored as new Hamilton Chair of Medicine at Main Line Health

April 28, 2014 News Releases

Dr. Lawrence Livornese honored as new Hamilton Chair of Medicine at Main Line HealthOn April 23, Lankenau Medical Center held a dinner at the Philadelphia Country Club honoring Lawrence Livornese, MD, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Chair of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Main Line Health. Keynote speaker was Marla J. Gold, MD, dean emerita and professor, Health Management and Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health.

“Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Hamilton, the Department of Medicine is able to continue its mission of teaching, research and patient care,” said Dr. Livornese. “I am honored to be the second Dorrance H. Hamilton Chair of Medicine, an endowment that underscores the importance of providing superior patient care to our community.”

The endowment was established in 2009 and provides ongoing financial support in perpetuity for an academic medical staff leadership position. In his role as the Dorrance H. Hamilton Chair of Medicine, Dr. Livornese is responsible for developing, aligning and deploying the extensive talent and competencies of the Department of Medicine across all Main Line Health campuses in support of clinical, academic and research missions of the system.

Prior to his official appointment, Dr. Livornese had been serving as interim chair of the Department of Medicine since 2012, while also fulfilling his roles as Lankenau Medical Center’s Campus Chief of Medicine and Chairman of Infection Control, clinical assistant professor of Medicine at Drexel University School of Medicine, and partner, Delaware Valley ID Associates.

In photo (from left): Lankenau Medical Center President Phil Robinson; LMC Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Alfred Putnam; Nancy Wingo, Executive Director of The Hamilton Family Foundation; keynote speaker Marla J. Gold, MD; Dr. Livornese, and Main Line Health President and CEO Jack Lynch.

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.


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