For 3rd straight year, Main Line Health’s Lankenau Medical Center named one of America’s best hospitals for cardiac excellence in Healthgrades survey
Lankenau Medical CenterFebruary 14, 2022News Releases
Cardiac excellence again was the primary driver as Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, received recognition as one of the 50 best hospitals in America in the nation in a Healthgrades survey.
Lankenau was recognized with the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ as well as the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award.™ It was the third straight year for the cardiac awards as well as the overall award. In addition, Lankenau received a Pulmonary Care Excellence Award.™
“Our focus is on Lankenau being a center for unmatched, cutting-edge care,” said Phillip Robinson, president, Lankenau Medical Center. “This honor validates the hard work and efforts of our team to give our patients the best treatment for their condition and personalized care. It is a credit to the cardiac leadership of William Gray, MD, and Basel Ramlawi, MD, FACC, and the entire group of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, advanced practice providers, technologists and staff members.”
The award for cardiac surgery recognizes superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass and valve surgery. The award for cardiac care is based on superior clinical outcomes in coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment and heart failure treatment in addition to bypass and valve surgery.
The efforts of the cardiac and pulmonary teams were critical to Lankenau’s ranking by Healthgrades as one of the 50 best hospitals overall, placing it among the top 1% of all centers across the country. It is one of only four hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive that distinction.
Lankenau Heart Institute is the comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program comprising Main Line Health’s four acute-care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.
Lankenau Heart Institute is transforming the field of cardiovascular care by expanding the use of minimally invasive and transcatheter-based therapies. It offers one of the largest portfolios of minimally invasive valve repair options.
Lankenau Heart Institute is one of the few sites in the nation to conduct first-in-human clinical research through the Food and Drug Administration’s novel Early Feasibility Studies program.
About Lankenau Heart Institute
The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health's premier comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and both the employed and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service and experience that is unparalleled in the region. Through the systemwide coordination of services, 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 an innovator 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, complex aortic surgery and heart rhythm disorders. With our growing experience and focus on minimally invasive techniques, Lankenau Heart Institute has expanded participation in clinical trials year after year. Our physicians are frequently invited to participate in clinical/medical device trials, many of which are designed to facilitate the use of minimally invasive approaches and procedures.
With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained advance practice nurses and technologists, Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with simple to complex cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, lipid and genetic abnormalities, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac and vascular specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiovascular care, close to home.
About Lankenau Medical Center
Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, has been devoted to the health and well-being of the community since 1860, with a founding mission to serve all those in need. Our continued dedication to service, compassionate patient care and superior clinical programs makes Lankenau a preferred destination for care by people throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. Lankenau offers primary care, disease prevention and specialized medical and surgical management of all diseases and disorders, as well as access to clinical trials. As a 371-bed teaching and research institution, Lankenau is committed to maintaining high-level expertise across all clinical areas and is consistently recognized for providing outstanding care across major specialties including heart and vascular care, cancer care, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurosurgery, nephrology and urology. Lankenau is ranked as one of the top three hospitals in the region and top seven in the state by U.S. News & World Report 2023-24. It is rated a high performer in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.
About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment — to deliver safe, high-quality, equitable and affordable care 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 13,000 employees and over 3,500 employed and independent physicians and advanced practice providers care for patients throughout Main Line Health.
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 Rehab 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 the prestigious American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize, highest tier ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality and systemwide recognition in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. 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.