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Parents of Lankenau Medical Center babies host event to support the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Lankenau Medical Center June 8, 2015 News Releases

(Wynnewood, PA) – Newtown Square residents Charlie and Meghan Houder and the Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) Foundation, part of Main Line Health (MLH), recently hosted an event for 75 friends, family and colleagues, in support of the hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Houders had all four of their children at LMC, with their first born receiving care in the NICU.

At the event, MLH Neonatal System Chief Glenn Kaplan, MD, discussed the future of Lankenau’s NICU as it continues to care for premature babies, in particular the use of human donor milk and a new human milk fortifier to help at risk, premature babies thrive. LMC President Phil Robinson shared with the attendees how LMC stands at the ready to care for even the smallest of patients in the community, and reiterated what an honor it is care for babies and their families at their time of greatest need.

LMC’s NICU is staffed by board-certified Nemours Alfred I. duPont neonatologists and houses 18 bassinettes and state-of-the-art monitors and equipment. Babies received round-the-clock neonatal intensive care provided by physicians and support staff including nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and occupational and physical therapists. The NICU team also has the ability to call on other pediatric subspecialists including cardiologists, pulmonologists (lung specialists) and pediatric neurologists as needed.

Photo: Enjoying the evening’s program are (from left) Jason Ingle, LMC President’s Advisory Council member, Glenn Kaplan, MD, hosts Meghan and Charlie Houder, and Lankenau President Phil Robinson.

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.

Main Line Health 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, King of Prussia 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 and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. 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.