Main Line Health Opens The Heart Pavilion At Lankenau Medical Center And Unveils The Lankenau Heart Institute

$465 Million Project Represents the Health System's Largest Investment

Jul 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from Main Line Health

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Line Health today opened the doors of the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center. Expanding the medical footprint of the south side of the campus, the five-story, 274,000-square-foot facility was designed to deliver world-class medical care to the region.


Part of an approximately $465 million, 600,000-square-foot Lankenau Medical Center Master Facility Project designed to increase the capacity of hospital programs and improve the patient experience, the Heart Pavilion contains outpatient diagnostics, imaging centers and 96 all-private rooms – which increases the hospital's bed count by 50 after converting existing semi-private rooms to all private rooms. International architecture, engineering, planning and creative services organization, RTKL, designed the building, while project management company, Stantec managed all construction operations.

Most notably, the cornerstone of the new Pavilion is the Lankenau Heart Institute, serving as a destination for advanced, personalized, high-quality cardiovascular care. The Lankenau Heart Institute's world-class cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and subspecialists will be collocated in the building to offer patient-centered care, integrating the latest prevention, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and chronic disease management services.

Recognized for superior clinical outcomes by Medicare's Hospital Compare, Lankenau is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region with a mortality rate significantly better than the national average for both heart attack and heart failure. The Heart Pavilion will help to further enable these superior outcomes.

"The Heart Pavilion supports our mission to be a robust academic medical center, a leader in patient safety, at the forefront of basic and clinical research and a national model for providing quality patient care," said President of Lankenau Medical Center Phillip Robinson. "The building heralds a new era of medical excellence and is further proof of Lankenau Medical Center's commitment to our patients and our community."

Every aspect of the Heart Pavilion renovation was designed to create the most harmonious environment possible for both the patient and the health care provider. From the composition of the building material and the angle of the suspended ceilings to the natural healing settings within each patient room and the open visibility of the nursing stations, all design elements were organized around highest-quality patient care, comfort and safety. The building also qualifies for LEED certification by incorporating a number of sustainable interior, exterior and structural components into the project and was recently appointed to be one of three tour stops as part of the Greenbuild Conference this fall to highlight sustainable and innovative approaches to health care design and construction.

"Main Line Health is committed to delivering a superior patient experience that supports patient safety and quality outcomes," said President and CEO of Main Line Health Jack Lynch. "It is this steadfast commitment and the continuing reinvestment in our hospitals – in such projects as the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center – that enables us to continue to advance medicine and save and change the lives of our patients."

News of the Pavilion's grand opening follows Lankenau's recent rankings and recognitions in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2013-14. Lankenau is ranked #14 in Pennsylvania – nine rankings up from the 2012-13 report ­­– and ranked #10 in the Philadelphia metro area – three positions up from the 2012-13 report. According to the report's specialty recognitions, Lankenau is high-performing in 12 of 16 potential categories: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics.

About Lankenau Medical Center 
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation's leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked #14 in Pennsylvania and #10 in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report's Best Hospitals, and is high-performing in 12 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation's Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital has achieved Magnet® designation, the nation's highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit

About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region's respected acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and the Home Care Network, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including recognition among Truven Health Analytics' list of Top 100 Hospitals and top 20% of health systems in the nation, and Magnet®, the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence. Main Line Health is among the area's leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.                                                                                            

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