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
John 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.
Joel A. Port, Vice President, Planning and Business
Joel Port is Vice President of Planning and Business Development for
Main Line Health. In this position, Mr. Port is responsible for all
strategic and business planning activities for Main Line Health (MLH)
hospitals and its subsidiaries.
"The Fellowship Program provides fellows with a rare opportunity to see how a large health system works, from a system level to each individual entity within the organization. It has been a pleasure working with our Administrative fellows, providing them with the tools and experiences necessary to become successful as they embark upon their careers in the healthcare industry."
—Joel A. Port
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Port held the position of Vice
President, Physician Network Development for Great Valley Health/Main
Line Health/Jefferson Health System which involved the acquisition and
divestiture of physician practices, physician network development,
negotiating physician employment and management contracts. Mr. Port has
also held positions with Main Line Health/Jefferson Health System as
Executive Director, Great Valley Health and Vice President, Paoli
Prior to his career with Main Line Health/Jefferson Health System, Mr.
Port held the following positions: Assistant to the Executive Director
at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (3/85 to 1/87); Consultant, Peat,
Marwick, Mitchell & Company, Philadelphia, PA (5/83 to 3/85);
Administrative Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Philadelphia, PA (6/82 to 5/83).
Mr. Port holds his Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from
The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; he graduated in 1979 from Clark
University where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biology and
Geography; and in 1987, he received his CPA.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.