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Lankenau Medical Center named among Becker’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs”

Lankenau Medical Center November 4, 2015 News Releases

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, among its list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs.” The award recognizes hospitals leading the nation in cardiovascular care.

Lankenau Medical Center, is one of only five hospitals in the region able to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and is among the highest performing TAVR Centers in the nation. It is also heavily involved in clinical research, and its cardiac surgeons have performed more than 1,300 robotic heart bypass procedures—more than any hospital in the nation. Lankenau Medical Center has been named among Truven Health Analytics' 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for the past eight consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report also recognized the hospital as high-performing for heart failure and heart bypass surgery in its common care ratings.

“Lankenau Medical Center is honored to be a part of this prestigious list,” said Phil Robinson, President, Lankenau Medical Center. “Our mission is to provide the best care and offer the most advanced options to our patients, our community, and throughout the region. We are proud of our clinical achievements and industry leadership in the area of cardiovascular disease, thanks to a tremendous team of physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers who provide the highest quality care to our patients every day.”

To develop the list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial staff examines several reputable ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery, U.S. News’ Common Care rankings for heart bypass surgery and heart failure, Truven Health Analytics’ cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Healthgrades cardiology awards and hospitals who have received Magnet designation.

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.