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