Groundbreaking Held for $529M Expansion

WYNNEWOOD, Pa. — Lankenau Medical Center broke ground on a new heart, lung and vascular care pavilion. The $529 million, 281,000 square foot, five-story structure is to be built on the hospital’s 92-acre campus, and will surround and connect the existing buildings on the campus, expanding the medical center’s existing capabilities. The expansion will be the starting point for a multi-year master plan that the hospital is undertaking.

The 150-year-old facility, which is owned by Mainline Health System, provides such services as minimally invasive robotic heart surgery and advanced treatment options for cancer, while leading or participating in extensive worldwide research trials for cancer and cardiac care, according to reports.

Earlier this year, Lankenau unveiled a new cutting-edge cardiothoracic intensive care unit and introduced a greatly anticipated breast care center. Hospital officials say the expansion will position Lankenau to meet the demands of healthcare reform and will feature such innovations as a computer at every bedside that will enable the efficient and accurate management of electronic medical records, while a variety of full-integrated and assessable IT solutions will create a safe and efficient “new care” environment.

“The new pavilion will enable our medical team to provide seamless, coordinated medical care in a technologically advanced, comfortable environment,” says Jack Lynch, CEO of Mainline Health.