In a message last night to Lankenau Medical Center employees and medical staff, LMC President Phil Robinson announced that Lankenau Medical Center has received approval from the Main Line Health Board of Governors to move forward with a much needed Emergency Department Expansion Project.
The expansion project will more than double the size of LMC’s current Emergency Department from 26 private patient beds to 57. The $52.8 million expansion project will result in an additional 32,200 square feet of space, and will include the following areas:
- Expanded Triage area
- Supertrack, Intermediate, Acute and Trauma dedicated treatment areas
- Radiology capabilities
- Parking garage to ensure easy access
Originally built to handle 35,000 visits per year, the hospital’s ED is currently treating about 54,000 patients a year, and the number is projected to reach 73,000 by 2025.
“Part of our mission at Main Line Health is to continually and responsibly reinvest in our facilities to ensure that superior patient care is available to all in the communities we serve. The Board’s approval of this critical expansion project underscores our commitment to this mission,” Robinson said.
“Ultimately, the expanded Emergency Department will allow Lankenau to deliver advanced emergency services in an innovative and highly functional space that will reflect the expertise and commitment of our Emergency Department team,” he said. “The enhancements and effective design of the space will significantly reduce waiting times and will continue to ensure that we are offering a superior patient experience.
“We anticipate the completion of the project in early 2019. I thank you in advance for your patience over the next two years as the construction project progresses. Your commitment to our patients, each other and the communities we serve are what makes Lankenau and Main Line Health the best place to give and receive care. For this, please accept my deepest appreciation.”