Becker’s Hospital Review has named Lankenau Medical Center, the flagship 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.
“Lankenau Medical Center is honored to be part of this prestigious list,” said Phil Robinson, President, Lankenau Medical Center and lead executive for cardiovascular services for Main Line Health. “Our mission is to provide the most advanced cardiac care to our patients and community regionally and nationally. We are proud of our clinical achievements and industry leadership in the area of cardiovascular disease, thanks to our tremendous team of physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers who provide the highest quality care to our patients every day.”
According to Becker’s, the hospitals named to this list are national leaders in cardiovascular healthcare and have invested in their cardiology and cardiovascular surgery programs. Many institutions pioneered groundbreaking procedures and remain on the forefront of heart care today. Others are high-volume centers that have exceeded national benchmarks for quality and survivorship. All have received recognition for delivering top-notch patient care, and many are also involved in clinical research and trials.
“This recognition demonstrates our commitment to innovative research, education and technology which helps to advance the care we provide to our patients,” says William Gray, MD, System chief, Cardiovascular Diseases, and President, Lankenau Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health. “This is also a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team of clinicians who have enabled Lankenau Heart Institute and Main Line Health to be a leader in cardiovascular care delivery throughout the region.”
To develop the list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial staff examines several reputable ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery, U.S. News’ Common Care rankings for heart bypass surgery and heart failure, Truven Health Analytics’ cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Healthgrades cardiology awards and hospitals who have received Magnet designation.