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Lankenau Medical Center's John B. Deaver Auxiliary hosts “Heart to Heart Gala”

January 14, 2016 News Releases

Lankenau Medical Center's John B. Deaver Auxiliary of the Women’s Board will hold its annual fund-raising dinner gala on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore. Live and silent auctions will include a stay in an exclusive property in Mexico, a chauffeur-driven private wine tour and tasting in Sonoma Valley, California, a cocktail party for 70 people and other unique opportunities.

The main goal of this volunteer-led auxiliary is fundraising to support Lankenau’s progressive expansion of world class care, vital medical education and innovative research programs and services that enhance patient care. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Women’s Heart Initiative at Lankenau Medical Center, a worthy cause that seeks to educate the community and to empower women to Learn, Act, Live. Women and their families are taught to recognize the warning signs of heart disease and are encouraged to proactively dialogue with their physicians about heart care for women.

The “Heart to Heart” Gala is co-chaired by auxiliary members Jill Acker and Marie Kauffman. Honorary Chair is Jeanine E. Romanelli, MD, Cardiologist, Lankenau Medical Center. Auctioneer is Alfred W. Putnam, Esq., Chairman, Lankenau Medical Center Foundation. President of Deaver Auxiliary is Eileen Figueroa.

If you would like to receive an invitation or become a sponsor, please contact Susan Williamson in the Volunteer Office at 484.476.2139 or

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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