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Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologist, Jeanine E. Romanelli, MD, honored as 2015 Woman of Heart by the American Heart Association

Lankenau Medical Center May 8, 2015 News Releases

Jeanine E. Romanelli, MD, is poised to serve as the Philadelphia Go Red Champion at the 12th annual Go Red For Women (GRFW) luncheon on May 13, 2015 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. The Go Red Champion is given to a woman who, through her words and actions, stands with unwavering resolve in the face of heart disease and stroke and truly lives the mission of the American Heart Association. The Go Red Champion knows the value of educating women about their number one killer and is passionate about spreading the word. 

“Dr. Romanelli is a true leader in the field of cardiology and the medical community. She has helped shape our women and heart disease education and awareness efforts this year, enabling us to provide important heart health resources to the women of our region,” said Laura Hollot, Sr. Director, Go Red For Women. “We are tremendously grateful for her leadership and support of the Go Red for Women campaign.” 

A cardiologist at the Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Romanelli received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins University and her Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania Medical School. She is board certified in cardiology and special interests include women and heart disease and the effects of depression after a heart attack and in patients with heart failure. 

Heart disease and stroke are the number one killers of women, killing one in three, resulting in one woman’s life lost every minute. Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack and 55,000 more women than men have strokes. 

Dr. Romanelli understands these statistics and through her consultative cardiology practice, educates women on risk factors and how to make lifestyle modifications to live longer, stronger, heart-healthy lives. The Go Red For Women movement is being furthered by doctors like Dr. Romanelli, and others throughout the region. This movement acknowledges that women are strong, they are smart, and they are problem solvers. Now, we want them to put themselves first, listen to their bodies and take action to call 911 if something doesn’t feel right. 

Learn more about Dr. Romanelli’s efforts and the GRFW movement on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the 12th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon and Health Expo at the Crystal Tea Room, from 10:30 am–1:30 pm. The GRFW movement has been impacting the health of women for 12 years. In that time, more than 650,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. For more info, visit philadelphiagored.heart.org.

About Lankenau Heart Institute

The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health System’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 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.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org