(Wynnewood, PA) – Newtown Square residents Charlie and Meghan Houder and the Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) Foundation, part of Main Line Health (MLH), recently hosted an event for 75 friends, family and colleagues, in support of the hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on Monday, June 8, 2015. The Houders had all four of their children at LMC, with their first born receiving care in the NICU.
At the event, MLH Neonatal System Chief Glenn Kaplan, MD, discussed the future of Lankenau’s NICU as it continues to care for premature babies, in particular the use of human donor milk and a new human milk fortifier to help at risk, premature babies thrive. LMC PresidentPhil Robinson shared with the attendees how LMC stands at the ready to care for even the smallest of patients in the community, and reiterated what an honor it is care for babies and their families at their time of greatest need.
LMC’s NICU is staffed by board-certified Nemours Alfred I. duPont neonatologists and houses 18 bassinettes and state-of-the-art monitors and equipment. Babies received round-the-clock neonatal intensive care provided by physicians and support staff including nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and occupational and physical therapists. The NICU team also has the ability to call on other pediatric subspecialists including cardiologists, pulmonologists (lung specialists) and pediatric neurologists as needed.
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, Lankenau Medical Center is a 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of 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 #7 in Pennsylvania and #4 in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, is ranked nationally for diabetes & endocrinology, and is high-performing in 11 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & 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. Lankenau has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visitmainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
About Lankenau Heart Institute
The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health System’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care Hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service, and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the System-wide coordination of services, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.
With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained nurses and technologists, the Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiac care, close to home.