This month Lankenau Medical Center completed installation of the Frankel Lobby Media Wall—part of the original Master Facility Plan Project and a spectacular way to celebrate the many Lankenau accomplishments throughout the years. The media wall consists of seven panels representing different aspects of our mission, including patient care, education, research, philanthropy, volunteerism, community and legacy. Each of these panels has a timeline calling out significant historical milestones while a video screen will soon display current news and information about Lankenau.
The beautiful and engaging media display greets patients, visitors and staff with Lankenau history and accomplishments, and serves as an inspiring reminder of the rich legacy and ongoing contribution of this hospital to our community and the world at large. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find on the panels:
“To everyone attending the ceremonies inaugurating the opening of the new Lankenau Hospital, I send warm greetings. My congratulations to all those who through this hospital have contributed to the relief of suffering and the cure of disease among their fellow citizens.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States, Western Union Telegram, December 10, 1953
In medicine, hope springs from research.
In 1877, the German Hospital charter is amended “to give instruction in the science of medicine.”
We are proud to make a difference every day, creating a safe, superior experience in a healing environment with respect for diversity and inclusion.
The Ladies Aid Society, formed in 1862, the oldest of Lankenau’s auxiliaries and the second oldest hospital auxiliary in Pennsylvania, helps raise the funds needed for the purchase of a dwelling at 20th and Norris Street, to be the first location of the German Hospital of the City of Philadelphia.
“We are changing the paradigm that health care is just about sick care.” – Phillip D. Robinson, President, Lankenau Medical Center, “Crossing the Line,” Grid Magazine, 2016
In 1884, the Lutheran deaconesses, who practiced poverty and service, take charge of the hospital’s household and nursing services. They are not paid for their work.