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Lankenau Medical Center Foundation holds President’s John D. Lankenau Society Reception

Lankenau Medical Center June 8, 2015 Research News

(Wynnewood, PA) – The Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) Foundation recently held its annual President’s John D. Lankenau Reception at the home of Drs. Matt and Sheila Vegari of Gladwyne, whose son, Dr. David Vegari, is a physician at LMC. The nearly 330 members of the John D. Lankenau Society support Lankenau's, part of Main Line Health, programs and services in patient care, research and medical education with donations of $1,000 or more annually. During the previous fiscal year, the John D. Lankenau Society raised nearly $6 million in support of these causes.

Phil Robinson, LMC president, provided an update on Phase II of the capital campaign, focusing on the patient experience and creating Centers of Excellence, as well as achievements in medical education and research projects at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR). Robinson told the donors, "You all are what allows us the opportunity to set our sights on being world class in every area that we choose to endeavor, and for that I give you my deepest thanks." Alfred Putnam, chairman of the LMC Foundation Board, also addressed the group by reminding those in attendance that they are in a long and storied line of philanthropists from the community that were and are determined to keep Lankenau at the forefront of medical care, education and research.

Photo: At the reception are (from left) Alfred Putnam, chairman, LMC Foundation Board; Sara S. Senior, LMC trustee emeritus and LIMR trustee; Phil Robinson, president, LMC; Kathleen Putnam; Maryalice Cheney, MD; and Scott Goldman, MD, system chair, Department of Surgery, Main Line Health.

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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