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About St. Mary Medical Center

About St. Mary Medical Center

Licensed for 373 beds, St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, is the most comprehensive medical center in the area. Its compassionate staff of more than 700 physicians, 3,000 colleagues, and 1,100 volunteers is committed to providing excellence in patient safety and quality care.

St. Mary offers state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled physicians and clinical professionals in providing advanced care for complex cases. Services include a comprehensive cardiovascular program; the only state-accredited Trauma Center in Bucks County; Emergency Services with a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Care Center; a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center; neurosciences; specialized diagnostic imaging; obstetrics and NICU; a Joint Commission-certified joint replacement program; exceptional orthopedic surgical capabilities and rehabilitation; a Joint Commission-certified sleep disorders center, a free standing inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital; pain management; Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center; the St. Mary Breast Center; and the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center.

St. Mary has been dedicated to the community for decades, since its founding in 1973. The hospital's outreach to the poor and under served includes its Community Ministries in Bensalem - the Mother Bachmann Maternity Center, Children's Health Center and Family Resource Center - as well as ongoing support for the Adult Health Clinic operated by the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership.

Centers of Excellence

St. Mary provides advanced care across four primary Centers of Excellence – cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, and emergency and trauma services.

These centers of excellence include:

St. Mary Heart & Vascular Center

St. Mary opened a Heart and Vascular Catheterization Lab in early 2009. To date, more than 44,000 cardiovascular catheterizations have been performed at St. Mary, making it one the region's most experienced. Cardiovascular care is a core focus of recent expansion efforts at St. Mary. In addition to building two new electrophysiology labs in 2005, St. Mary Medical Center opened a 50-bed cardiovascular care unit (CVCU) in 2006. This 33,480-square-foot unit is specially equipped to provide levels of cardiac care specific to each patient’s medical needs.

To date, St. Mary has performed more than 4,200 open heart surgeries, more than 44,000 cardiac catheterizations, and is averaging more than 1,500 electrophysiology procedures annually.

St. Mary Regional Cancer Center

Each year, more than 1,000 cancer patients benefit from the latest innovations in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation offered at St. Mary.  In 2008, the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center added Highly Integrated Adaptive Radiotherapy TomoTherapy HI-ART unit, combining the most advanced form of IMRT with real time CT imaging allowing doctors to plan and deliver radiation therapy as precisely as possible.  PET-CT and brachytherapy are among advanced technology used in the St. Mary Cancer Center. In 2009, Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) was added as a breakthrough treatment for patients diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The St. Mary Cancer Center participates in important clinical trials, including studies of new treatments for breast, colorectal, prostate, and lung cancer. This research also includes clinical studies of investigational new medicines for melanoma, cancer of the esophagus and pancreas, Hodgkin’s disease, and multiple myeloma.

St. Mary Regional Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS).  This distinction is earned by just 25 percent of all hospitals nationwide. In 2010, the St. Mary Cancer Center completed more than 1,500 PET/CT studies, performed more than 19,000 mammograms, provided outpatient infusion and chemotherapy visits for more than 3,854 patients, and recorded more than 11,500 surgical pathology cases.

St. Mary Orthopedic Center

The St. Mary Orthopedic Center offers the latest treatment advances and less-invasive surgical techniques performed by some of the area’s most accomplished bone and joint experts.

St. Mary has expanded the Orthopedic Center to include two new surgical suites.  Each orthopedic operating room is specially equipped to handle minimally invasive procedures, total and partial joint replacement, sports injuries, spine and back surgery, hand surgery, trauma, and other highly sophisticated orthopedic procedures.

The number of orthopedic procedures has increased by more than 30 percent over the past two years, to more than 3,000 surgeries being done annually.

St. Mary Emergency Department and Trauma Center

Tens of thousands of people are cared for every year in St. Mary's emergency department and trauma center. To meet increasing demand for these services, St. Mary expanded emergency services to include 24/7 pediatric emergency care -- the first and only Pediatric Emergency Care Center of its kind in Bucks County. St. Mary utilizes fast response protocols to treat stroke and is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Care Center and has a door-to-balloon time for emergency angioplasty to treat heart attacks that is among the quickest in national standards.

St. Mary Medical Center is committed to supporting healthy communities, and continually endeavors to be creative in approaches to meet the community’s health care needs through such programs as our Wellness Center, Women’s Center, Parenting Resource Center, and Holistic Services. 

Located on 53 acres in beautiful Bucks County, St. Mary was founded in 1973 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. In 1996, St. Mary Medical Center became an Eastern Region member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national, non-profit Catholic health-care system. In July 2001, St. Mary transferred to Catholic Health East, a Catholic health-care system with a regional focus. Catholic Health East is the second largest regional health care system in the Delaware Valley.

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