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Lankenau Medical Center's John B. Deaver Auxiliary hosts “An Expansion Gala”

Lankenau Medical Center January 22, 2017 News Releases

The Lankenau Medical Center's John B. Deaver Auxiliary of the Women’s Board will hold its annual fund-raising dinner gala on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the newly-opened Ballroom at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square. This grand Greek revival facility with its towering columns is a historical landmark built in 1932. The event will feature live and silent auctions that will include a stay in an exclusive property in Key West, Florida, a cocktail party for 70 people at a local restaurant 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 Trauma Center and Emergency Department expansion at Lankenau Medical Center. Bringing the specialized services of a Level II Trauma Center onto the Lankenau campus in Wynnewood will enhance the ability of its EMS partners to rapidly transport trauma victims, helping to save lives of those in the local communities.

The Expansion Gala is tri-chaired by auxiliary members Jill L. Acker, Marie F. Kauffman and Margaret F. Owston. Honorary chairs are Ehyal Shweiki, MD, FACS, trauma program medical director and Kathleen D. Martin RN MSN, trauma program manager, both at Lankenau Medical Center. Auctioneer is Alfred W. Putnam, Esq., chairman, Lankenau Medical Center Foundation. President of Deaver Auxiliary is Marie F. Kauffman.

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

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.

The Main Line Health system 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 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, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. 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 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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