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Lankenau Medical Center named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2020 by IBM Watson Health

Lankenau Medical Center November 21, 2019 News Releases

For the 11th year, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ (formerly Truven Health Analytics). The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

This study is part of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, which uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected cardiovascular procedures and medical care. Indicators include: risk-adjusted inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate,mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted length of stay, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient cost per case, 30-day episode payment,and adjusted operating profit margin. The study has been conducted annually since 1998.

“This award exemplifies Lankenau Heart Institute’s profound commitment to providing advanced, high-quality cardiovascular care throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond,” says Phillip D. Robinson, FACHE, president, Lankenau Medical Center. “Our clinical team works collaboratively to provide expert,patient-centered, human care, with a dedicated focus on superior quality and outcomes, which consistently demonstrates our capabilities as a national leader in delivering advanced cardiac care.”

Lankenau Heart Institute’s cardiac experts, who are part of Main Line Health, have received national recognition for their specialized minimally invasive treatment options. Its cardiac surgeons have more experience in minimally invasive robotic CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) procedures than any other hospital in the country. Our cardiac team has also been recognized for treating heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest patients, while improving overall quality of care and patient outcomes. Additionally, Lankenau has been recognized by U.S. News& World Report as being among the top five hospitals in the Philadelphia region as well as one of the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania.

“Our highly-skilled clinical staff works tirelessly to provide the highest quality of cardiovascular care to our patients, and this recognition serves as validation of that commitment to excellence,” says William Gray, MD, system chief of cardiovascular diseases and president of Lankenau Heart Institute.

Based on the results of this year’s study, IBM Watson Health concluded that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in these award-winning facilities:

  • More than 11,000 additional lives could be saved
  • More than 2,800 additional heart patients could be complication-free
  • Over $1.5 billion could be saved

“By finding ways to continuously improve and innovate, the winners of our 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study are identifying opportunities to deliver healthcare value to patients, communities, and payers,” said Ekta Punwani, MHA, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The top performing hospitals demonstrated better clinical care and were more efficient than their peers at delivering this care.”

The winning hospitals were announced in an IBM press release on November 19. For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com. For information about cardiovascular care at Main Line Health, visit mainlinehealth.org/lhi.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses 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 premier 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 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, 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, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has 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 patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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