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Lankenau Medical Center named one of nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven

Lankenau Medical Center November 15, 2016 News Releases

Lankenau is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to receive this distinction

(Wynnewood, Pa.) – For the tenth year, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics in the “Top Teaching Hospitals with Cardiovascular Residency Programs” category. Lankenau is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to be named to the list.

“This award is emblematic of the continued excellence in cardiovascular care the Lankenau Heart Institute provides for our region,” said Phil Robinson, president, Lankenau Medical Center. “Our dedicated team of clinicians works collaboratively to provide, expert, patient-centered care, carefully personalized to meet the unique needs of the diverse patients we serve.”

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. Currently Lankenau Medical Center is one of only two centers in the region participating in PARTNER 3, the first nation-wide randomized clinical study to address whether the benefits of TAVR also translate to patients at low risk for surgery.

Lankenau is also heavily involved in clinical research, and its cardiac surgeons have performed more than 1,500 robotic heart bypass procedures—more than any hospital in the nation. Lankenau Medical Center was recently named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs.” U.S. News & World Report also recognized the hospital as high-performing for heart failure and heart bypass surgery in its common care ratings.

“Our expert clinical staff works collaboratively to provide the highest quality of cardiovascular care to our patients and this recognition reinforces our commitment to excellence,” says William Gray, MD, system chief of cardiology and president of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute.

Truven’s study, now in its 18th year, uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the 50 highest-performing cardiovascular services lines in the nation. The arduous processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies, developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over several years. These processes are widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies.

Information about the study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com. Visit our website for information about cardiovascular services offered at Lankenau Medical Center and across Main Line Health.

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.

About Lankenau Heart Institute

The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service, and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the system-wide coordination of services, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Lankenau Heart Institute continues to be a pioneer in the use of beating-heart techniques and robotic-assisted procedures for coronary artery revascularization, minimally invasive and transcatheter approaches for valve repair and replacement, and complex aortic surgeries. With our growing experience and focus on minimally invasive techniques, Lankenau Heart Institute has expanded participation in clinical trials year over year. Our physicians are frequently invited to participate in clinical/medical device trials, many of these designed to facilitate minimally invasive procedures/approaches.

With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained nurses and technologists, the Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiac care, close to home.

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 2019–20, and was ranked as high-performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery and nephrology. 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.