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Lankenau Medical Center to host Community Thanksgiving Celebration on November 21

Lankenau Medical Center November 20, 2015 News Releases

WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2015; 11:00 am–3:00 pm (media is invited from 11:00–11:30 am for Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge signing)

WHAT: Lankenau Medical Center will host a Community Thanksgiving Celebration to mark the 155th year of service to the community. The event will feature free activities for the whole family, including tasty bites from gourmet food trucks (including Just Jackie’s, Local 215, The Happy Pita and Jerry’s Kitchen), crafts and rides for kids, games and prizes for the whole family, as well as seasonal healthy cooking demonstrations. The Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge will also be signed by a member of the Lankenau Medical Center leadership team. Good Food, Healthy Hospitals is a four year, multi-faceted initiative to transform Philadelphia’s hospital food environment and bring healthier options to employees, visitors and patients. This initiative is being led by Common Market, in collaboration with Get Healthy Philly and Philadelphia hospitals and health care facilities.

WHY: The event is being held as an expression of gratitude to the community for the extraordinary support given over the past 155 years. Since celebrating our 150th anniversary just five years ago, we have worked with the community to transform our physical space into one more reflective of the level of care we provide—that includes the opening of our world class Heart Pavilion. We also continue to successfully prepare promising and passionate physicians of tomorrow, and work to advance the health and well-being of our community members through research to improve the detection and treatment of disease.

WHO: Lankenau Medical Center staff and community members will be in attendance

WHERE: Lankenau Medical Center, 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA (follow signs to event location)

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.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
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