Source, Daily Local News, Gary Puleo
The still growing Village at Valley Forge came a little bit closer to welcoming a new facility that will be dedicated primarily to women’s health and wellness when Main Line Health recently broke ground on Main Line Health King of Prussia.
The $32 million Women’s Specialty Center, a partnership between Main Line Health and Axia Women’s Health, which is set to open in the fall next year, will offer traditional and holistic services focusing on preventive, diagnostic and treatment services addressing women’s physical, emotional and wellness needs in a “seamless, coordinated manner embedded within a warm, healing environment,” a press release noted.
Some of the services will include breast health; digestive health; heart and vascular care; infertility services; integrative medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; pelvic floor care; rheumatology and autoimmune treatment; skin care; weight management and emotional wellness.
“This Women’s Specialty Center is a big step forward in the vision of Axia Women’s Health,” said Dr. Stephen Krell, executive chairman and CEO, Clinical Practices for Axia Women’s Health. “It will help us lead the way in improving women’s health by bringing together a full suite of health care services in one state-of-the-art facility—the first of its kind in the region.”
Also located within the new facility, Main Line Health will operate an ambulatory care center that will bring health and wellness services to both men and women of the greater King of Prussia region and beyond, including primary care; cardiology and cardiac testing; endocrinology; neurology; general surgery; orthopedics; imaging; physical therapy and lab services.
In addition, nutrition services, a demo kitchen and a medical retail space will be offered.
“Our focus at Main Line Health—and our primary focus throughout the planning of this new health center—is on delivering safe, high-quality care that can help advance the health and wellness of our community members,” says Jack Lynch, FACHE, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “As never before, our patients are increasingly looking to us not just to help them live longer lives, but to help them live longer, healthier lives. This facility will help our community do just that.”
The award-winning Main Line Health, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital, as well as Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center.
“The foundation of Main Line Health’s mission is to deliver safe, high-quality health care services to our community members,” noted Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “With a focus on women’s health, this health center will allow us to expand our breadth of services to include a wide range of holistic therapies and specialty care services to meet the needs of women and their families across our region.”
Headquartered in Oaks and Voorhees, N.J., Axia Women’s Health is a community of more than 275 providers and 100 women’s health centers across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, spanning OB/GYN physicians, breast health centers, high-risk pregnancy centers, laboratories, urogynecology, and fertility centers.
To complete the project at The Village at Valley Forge, Main Line Health and Axia Women’s Health are partnering with Saul Ewing, IMC Construction; Anchor Health Properties; Siemens, Nelson Architects; Bohler Engineering; Pisarek Engineering; O’Donnell & Naccarato; Remington & Vernick Engineers; Perkins Eastman Black and Glackin Thomas Panzak.