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Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a founding member of the Main Line Health System, has been serving the Greater Philadelphia area since 1850. Located in Wynnewood, Lankenau is known for its innovations in heart surgery and cancer treatments, specialties greatly assisted by the hospital's recent $500 million expansion and renovation project. Hospital specialists routinely impart their experience on the doctor's of tomorrow through Lankenau's Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program, one of only 12 programs of its kind.

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Lankenau Medical Center

100 Lancaster Ave. Wynnewood , PA 19096 (484) 476-2000 http://www.mainlinehealth.org/
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Recognized for:
Cancer,  Cardiology
Lankenau Medical Center, a founding member of the Main Line Health System, has been serving the Greater Philadelphia area since 1850. Located in Wynnewood, Lankenau is known for its innovations in heart surgery and cancer treatments, specialties greatly assisted by the hospital’s recent $500 million expansion and renovation project. Hospital specialists routinely impart their experience on the doctor’s of tomorrow through Lankenau’s Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program, one of only 12 programs of its kind.
Vital statistics:

79% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

79% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 9th in the region.

70% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 12th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 12.8. That's better than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 9.6. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 24th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 23rd in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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