New Health System Formed

Dec. 3, 2009

ABINGTON, PA (December 2, 2009)—Richard L. Jones, Jr., president and CEO, Abington Memorial Hospital, is pleased to announce the formation of Abington Health, a new not-for-profit, regional healthcare system offering more care and more options for healthcare consumers from Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties. 

“Abington Health will provide the trusted care the community has come to expect from its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, at more facilities and centers throughout the area,” said Jones. “As our tagline says, ‘our power to health is stronger than ever.’”

Abington Health is comprised of two suburban hospitals: Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington and Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. In addition, Abington Health has convenient outpatient facilities, including Abington Health Center — Schilling Campus in Willow Grove, Abington Health Center — Warminster Campus in Bucks County and Abington Physicians at Montgomeryville in North Wales, which offer routine and sophisticated testing and diagnostic services. Together, these facilities serve more than 44,000 inpatients, 123,000 emergency patients and over 560,000 outpatient visits annually. Abington Health Physicians is a physician network of specialists and primary care physicians employed by Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital.

Founded in 1914, Abington Memorial Hospital remained an independent hospital until the acquisition of Warminster Hospital in 2007. A year later in 2008, Central Montgomery Medical Center was acquired. These acquisitions provided an opportunity for restructuring.

“This is an exciting and extraordinary time in our organization’s history,” said Jones. “Abington Health’s mission, vision and values are being adopted by all of our facilities and will guide their daily operations and their employees in their work each day. We are positioned to evolve and grow in our service to the community.”

Abington Health employs over 6,100 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County. All told, Abington Health’s medical staff consists of more than 1,200 primary care physicians and medical and surgical specialists, as well as over 125 physicians-in-training within five residency programs. More than 1,300 volunteers give their time and talents to support these not-for-profit facilities, and more than $45 million in free care is provided to our community each year. As a non-profit, Abington Health provides care to all who come in need, regardless of ability to pay. 

Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH) is the flagship 665-bed, regional referral center and teaching hospital, which has been providing comprehensive, high-quality services for more than 90 years. The only Level II, accredited trauma center in Montgomery County, AMH also offers the following healthcare services including: The Pilla Heart Center including The Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease, The Rosenfeld Cancer Center, Human Motion Institute, Neurosciences Institute with a comprehensive Stroke Center, Muller Center for Senior Health, and The Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as the most advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. 

Lansdale Hospital (formerly Central Montgomery Medical Center) is a 125-bed, acute care hospital that provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The conveniently located facility includes an Emergency Department, Acute Rehabilitation services, a Sleep Care Unit and a Wound Care Center.

Abington Health Center — Schilling Campus serves as a major satellite of the hospital. Outpatient healthcare services such as laboratory testing, radiology (including CT scan, MRI, mammography and x-ray), same day surgery, psychiatric services, sleep center, wound care and diabetes education, as well as physician offices, are available in this convenient location in Willow Grove. Just ten minutes north of the hospital, the Schilling Campus occupies 40 acres in five separate buildings. 

Abington Health Center — Warminster Campus offers a variety of outpatient services, such as laboratory testing, radiology (including MRI, mammography and x-ray), cardiology services, The Sleep Center and The Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as physician offices. Warminster also features a new inpatient hospice unit, which provides end-of-life care in a comfortable, homelike and tranquil environment for patients and loved ones. Community health services and programs, including blood pressure screening and diabetes education, are also available at the Bucks County facility.

Abington Health Physicians are primary care physicians and specialists employed by Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital.  Combined, physicians at both hospitals (owned and non-owned) add up to more than 1,200.