About Abington Health
Abington Health is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington and Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. Abington Health entities also include convenient outpatient facilities, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell, Abington Health Center – Lower Gwynedd, Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville in North Wales, Abington Health Center – Schilling in Willow Grove, and Abington Health Center – Warminster in Bucks County. Together, these facilities serve more than 39,000 inpatients, 134,000 emergency patients and over 653,000 outpatient visits annually.
Over 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. Additionally, Abington Health employs a network of specialists and primary care physicians known as Abington Health Physicians.
Abington Health employs more than 6,000 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.
Abington Health is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all by fostering healing, easing suffering, and promoting wellness in a culture of safety, learning and respect.
Abington Health’s vision to be the most trusted health care partner, consistently exceeding expectations for care, comfort and communication. The organization’s mission is: promote healing, prevent harm, be kind.
Abington Health is a leader in the area of patient safety, and has earned numerous national awards for its programs. The hospital is a past recipient of the prestigious Quest for Quality award, recognizing leadership and innovation in patient care quality and safety.
To promote the delivery of safe, high-quality health care, the hospital has created a Center for Patient Safety and Health Care Quality. The Center for Safety and Quality (CSQ) brings together personnel committed to clinical safety and quality under the same leadership.
Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet designation recognizes quality patient care and exemplary nursing leadership. Abington Memorial Hospital was the first acute care hospital in the Philadelphia region to receive Magnet designation, one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence and has earned re-designation twice since then. Being recognized as a Magnet facility for the third time is a great achievement for Abington Memorial Hospital.
In addition, AMH won one of the most prestigious awards in nursing, The Magnet Prize, for its Daily CARE Plan (a patient information sheet that provides current and relevant information regarding the patient's plan of care, which is distributed each day to patients and their families). This award serves as a means for acknowledging peak performance within credentialed Magnet organizations and recognizes cutting-edge research, practices, services, technologies, programs or other exemplary innovations with demonstrable positive outcomes.
Lansdale Hospital has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish, substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses and identifies Lansdale Hospital as one of the best places to work.
To learn more about Abington Health’s other awards and designations, visit our Quality section.