Lankenau Medical Center

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Lankenau Medical Center
Main Line Health
Location Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 39°59′17″N 75°15′43″W / 39.988°N 75.262°W / 39.988; -75.262Coordinates: 39°59′17″N 75°15′43″W / 39.988°N 75.262°W / 39.988; -75.262
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Network Planetree Alliance
Standards Joint Commission
Emergency department Yes
Helipad FAA LID: 9PA9
Beds 331
Founded 1850
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

Lankenau Medical Center is a 331-bed tertiary care, teaching hospital and research institute in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Its Emergency Department is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.[1] An FAA-certified rooftop helipad is available for medevacs.[2]

It is a founding member of Main Line Health, a community-based not-for-profit health system, that also includes Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Mirmont Treatment Center, and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.


Lankenau Hospital was founded in 1860 as the "German Hospital of Philadelphia" on Morris Street in North Philadelphia. In 1917, many German institutions took new names with the entry of the United States into World War I. The hospital renamed itself "Lankenau Hospital" after John D. Lankenau, a successful German-born Philadelphia businessman who was one of the first supporters and leaders of the Hospital.

The hospital moved to larger facilities at Girard and Corinthian Avenues in North Philadelphia in 1884. Later, Lankenau moved to Wynnewood in the "Main Line" region of the suburbs in December 1953. Its new location was the former site of the Overbrook Country Club and golf course.

In 2010, the hospital renamed itself "Lankenau Medical Center".[3] Today, it serves southeastern Pennsylvania by offering a wide variety of primary and specialty clinical services, residency and fellowship programs, and research programs emphasizing cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.


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