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Vaccine Update: Week of February 22, 2021

Sent on behalf of Jon Stallkamp, MD   Colleagues,   Just two months after we began vaccinating our staff and a month after we began vaccinating our patients and community, I am happy to report that we have vaccinated over 25,000 … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Service of Remembrance: Remembering Those We’ve Lost and Honoring our MLH Staff

As the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 10 for our virtual COVID-19 Service of Remembrance to remember those who are no longer with us and to recognize the resilience … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device study for patients who need tricuspid valve replacement

By Donna Loyle, communications manager, LIMR   Triscend II is a multicenter randomized clinical trial that is comparing EVOQUE, a system to replace a heart valve, along with optimal medical therapy (OMT) to OMT alone for treatment of patients with … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device trial for severe arterial blockage in the leg

By Donna Loyle, communications manager, LIMR   The LIFE-BTK randomized clinical trial, approved for Bryn Mawr Hospital, is evaluating the ESPRIT™ BTK Everolimus Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold system for planned treatment of narrowed arterial infrapopliteal lesions causing critical limb ischemia to … Continue reading

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Platelets Pathogen Reduction System (Intercept Blood System)

Intercept Blood System treated platelets (psoralen treated) platelets are a transfusion-ready product that deliver significant clinical benefits to patients to reduce risk of sepsis, transfusion infections and prevent graft-versus-host disease. ARX (American red cross) our blood product supplier, is slowly … Continue reading

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Lankenau Medical Center and Riddle Hospital Awarded America’s Top Hospitals in 2021 by Healthgrades

Main Line Health is pleased to announce the recognition of Lankenau Medical Center and Riddle Hospital by ‘Healthgrades 2021 America’s Best Hospitals.’ Both hospitals have been continuously awarded this achievement since 2019, demonstrating their commitment to patient care through a … Continue reading

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Latest Clinical Research from LIMR

By Donna Loyle, communications manager, LIMR   Research studies with clinical implications for COVID-19, breast cancer, tricuspid regurgitation, aortic surgery, atrial fibrillation, sternotomy and posterior glottic stenosis were published in peer-reviewed journals by investigators at and affiliated with the Lankenau … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device trial to treat patients with tricuspid regurgitation

By Donna Loyle, communications manager, LIMR   Main Line Health is participating in a randomized, controlled pivotal study that is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Valve Repair System and optimal medical therapy (OMT) compared to … Continue reading

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LMC Awarded ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award’

Main Line Health is pleased to announce that, for the third year in row, Lankenau Medical Center has been awarded ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award’ by ‘Healthgrades 2021 America’s Best Hospitals.’   LMC was also received Healthgrades’ Specialty Clinical Quality … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Inclusive Care Survey

To ensure that members of our LGBTQ community—both employees and patients alike— continue to feel supported and safe, Main Line Health LGBTQ Inclusive Care is asking for your help in taking a short survey to help identify and address any … Continue reading

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