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Abramson Senior Care opens short-term rehabilitation center at Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center August 7, 2019 News Releases

Abramson Senior Care officially opened its second Birnhak Transitional Care Center located on the campus of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Medical Center with a ribbon-cutting on the evening of Wednesday, July 17. The event featured tours of the newly renovated space and cocktails and hors d’oeuvre for 150 guests.

Through a partnership with Main Line Health, the new facility brings Abramson Senior Care’s industry-leading short term rehabilitation program to patients in the western Philadelphia suburbs. Also located at Abramson’s Horsham Campus, Birnhak Transitional Care provides rehabilitative and medical care to get patents home safe and healthy after a hospital stay for an illness, injury or surgery. With a strong focus on individualized care, a full professional team develops a unique care plan for each patient during rehabilitation, and an aftercare plan to help them maintain good health once at home to prevent future re-hospitalization or placement in long-term care.

The remodeled facility at Lankenau Medical Center is designed to provide patients with the best in comfort and offers 35 patient rooms, a comprehensive rehabilitative gym, and tastefully decorated patient and family gathering spaces with all the modern amenities.

Birnhak Transitional Care was made possible thanks to a generous gift by the Birnhak Family. J. Robert Birnhak and Marilyn Birnhak, both of blessed memory, were instrumental in recognizing the need for a high-quality rehabilitative program on the Main Line and provided the support and guidance to bring it to fruition.

Birnhak Transitional Care at Lankenau Medical Center joins the Edna Young Gordon Healthy Brain and Memory Center, located on the campus of Bryn Mawr Hospital, as part of Abramson Senior Care’s initiative to bring needed services to seniors wherever they reside.

Abramson Senior Care is a nonprofit provider of services to seniors that include nursing care, personal care and independent living apartments, post-hospital transitional care, hospice, home care, medical adult day services, memory care, primary care, counseling and referral, and aging research. For more information, visit abramsonseniorcare.org.

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 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.