Lankenau Medical Center to hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New and Expanded Emergency Department and Trauma Center

(Local and State level dignitaries will be present)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 1- 1:30pm, Lankenau Medical Center Cafeteria (Groundbreaking photo opportunity will take place at 1:26pm)


WHAT:  Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its Emergency Department’s (ED) $52.8 million expansion, expected to be completed in 2019.


The project will begin this July and will include 32,200 square-feet of new construction and renovations of the current 15,800 square-feet area.  When completed, the Emergency Department will be tripled in size, expanding to 57 private treatment rooms; a centralized, expanded, private check-in area; 31 acute beds to treat patients in need of immediate care; 23 “Super Track” rooms for patients with minor injuries or illnesses; and more trauma bays for severely injured patients. The ED will remain open to serve the community during the entire project.


WHY:    Lankenau Medical Center’s ED was built to handle 35,000 patients per year.  Currently, the ED treats about 54,000 and that number is expected to reach 73,000 by 2025. The expansion will allow Lankenau to deliver advanced emergency services in an innovative and highly functional space that will reflect the expertise and commitment of the ED team.


WHO:   Addressing the attendees at the event will be Steve Aichele, Chairman, Main Line Health Board of Governors; Jack Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health; Phil Robinson, President, Lankenau Medical Center; U.S.  Senator Bob Casey; U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans; and State Senator Daylin Leach.  Also attending will be Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Dr. Valerie Arkoosh and Vice Chair Kenneth Lawrence Jr.; field representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan; and Lower Merion Township Commissioners.


WHERE: Lankenau Medical Center, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA