Year after year, Lankenau Heart Institute, its physicians, nurses and staff are recognized by their peers in the medical community, by the media and by leading health care organizations for their clinical excellence, quality and professionalism and for their commitment to patient service.

American Heart Association - Mission: Lifeline gold receiving

2017 Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center GOLD Recognition Award recipient

Lankenau Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of high risk emergencies including heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest to help save lives and improve patient outcomes.

US News Best Regional Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Among the Region's Best

Main Line Health hospitals have been ranked among the top hospitals in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report in Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

Truven Health Analytics 50 top cardiovascular hospitals

50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

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. Lankenau was also the only hospital in Pennsylvania to be named to the list this year. Truven’s study uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the 50 highest-performing cardiovascular services lines in the nation. The processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverages 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. Lankenau continues to deliver significantly higher inpatient survival rates and shorter hospital stays for patients with heart failure or who have experienced a heart attack.


100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, among its list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs.” The award recognizes hospitals leading the nation in cardiovascular care.

IBC Blue Distinction Center Plus

Nationally Recognized for Quality in Cardiac Care

Independence Blue Cross has recognized Lankenau Medical Center and Bryn Mawr Hospital as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care designation recognizes Lankenau Medical Center for demonstrating its expertise in delivering safe and effective cardiac care, focusing on cardiac valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) episodes of care. It also recognizes Bryn Mawr Hospital for demonstrating its expertise in delivering safe and effective cardiac care, focusing on percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) episodes of care.

Joint Comission

Joint Commission “Gold Seal of Approval”

Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognized symbol of quality.

Accreditation means that our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff: provide a safe environment for your care; educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment; protect your rights as a patient; evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment; protect you against infection; and plan for emergency situations.

In addition, Lankenau Medical Center was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for the second year. The hospitals are being recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Rated by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in the Highest Quality Tier for Cardiac Surgery

The Society is leading the way in public reporting through its collaboration with Consumers Union and its STS Public Reporting Online initiative, available to participants in the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and Congenital Heart Surgery Database.

AHA and ASA Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus for Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Get With the Guidelines®—Gold Plus

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Main Line Health hospitals for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive years and 75 percent or higher compliance with five or more Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy less than 60 minutes in 50 percent or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

AACVPR Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification

AACVPR sponsors a Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process, the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.

Accredited Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Accredited Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Riddle Hospital has been recognized as a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care. Over the past quarter, at least 50 percent of the hospital’s eligible ischemic stroke patients have received tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital (known as ‘door-to-needle’ time). A thrombolytic, or clot-busting agent, tPA is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the urgent treatment of ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reverse the effects of stroke and reduce permanent disability.

Beacon Award for Excellence

Critical-Care Nurses’ Beacon Award

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been awarded the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in cardiothoracic intensive care.

Magnet Certification

System Magnet® Designation

Main Line Health has received System Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, which has been awarded to only seven percent of hospitals and 22 health systems in the nation.