The fellowship program is directed by Mr. John J. Lynch, III and Mr.
Joel A. Port, who offer 50+ combined years of healthcare administration
John J. Lynch, III, President and CEO
J. (Jack) Lynch, III, serves as president and chief executive officer of
Main Line Health. Mr. Lynch came to Main Line Health in August of 2005
after almost 20 years as an executive with the St. Luke's Episcopal
Health System in Houston, Texas. Mr. Lynch joined St. Luke's in 1986 as
an assistant vice president and rose steadily to the position of
executive vice president and chief operating officer for the system, as
well as chief executive officer of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. St.
Luke's Episcopal Health System comprises St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
in the Texas Medical Center; St. Luke's Community Medical Center-The
Woodlands; St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities, a charity devoted to
assessing and enhancing community health; and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic,
consisting of 21 Houston-area facilities.
"The Fellowship Program at Main Line Health provides a unique experience to emerging healthcare leaders. Coming from a fellowship program myself, I take the program seriously, and I am fully dedicated to providing the fellows with experiences that will not only enhance their skills but to develop new ones to fully arm them for the future challenges of healthcare."
—John J. Lynch
Mr. Lynch is a native of Washington, D.C. He received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, and his master
of health administration from the Washington University School of
Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a diplomate of the American
College of Healthcare Executives, and has served on the board of a wide
variety of professional associations including the Texas Hospital
Association and the Greater Houston Hospital Counsel.
Mr. Lynch also brings a strong background in community service, having
chaired the healthcare campaign of the United Way of the Texas Gulf
Coast, served on a committee of the Greater Houston Partnership, and
been a board member and chairman of both The Hospice at the Texas
Medical Center and the Houston Hospice and Palliative Care System.
Mr. Lynch and his family reside in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Gary L. Perecko - President, Riddle Hospital
L. Perecko joined Main Line Health as President of Riddle Hospital in
March 2009, bringing more than 30 years of executive healthcare
experience, most recently at Aria (formerly Frankford) Healthcare System
where he served as Chief Operating Officer.
As President, Perecko leads Riddle Hospital’s commitment to enhancing
quality of care, providing a superior patient experience, and offering
outstanding value-driven health related services in the region.
Perecko is responsible for strategic and long-range planning, clinical
program development, service and facility planning, financial planning
and performance, medical staff relations and development, as well as
day-to-day operational performance. He is accountable to the Board of
Trustees responsible for Riddle Hospital and its Foundation, as well as
Main Line Health System’s President and CEO.
Prior to his role at Aria, Perecko served as president of St. Joseph
Regional Medical Center in South Bend, IN, part of Trinity Health, one
of the three largest Catholic health systems in the United States. He
was also Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health Services,
Pittsburgh, PA, and Executive Vice President of its parent South Hills
Health System. Additionally, he was President and CEO at Greater
Canonsburg (PA) Health System.
A Fellow with the American College of Health Care Executives, Perecko
earned his Masters Degree in Public Health with a concentration in
Hospital Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He has served
on a number of civic and non-profit boards, including the Board of
Directors for United Way, the Multiple Sclerosis Service Society, Family
Hospice, the Delaware County Health Advisory Board, and is a member of
Neumann University’s Academic Affairs Committee.
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