Barbara Wadsworth, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Wadsworth, Senior Vice President of Patient Services and the Chief
Nursing Officer (CNO) of Main Line Health (MLH), brings over 28 years of
executive nursing experience to MLH. In her current role, Wadsworth is
responsible for the leadership of all areas of patient care service
throughout the System and oversees major System initiatives surrounding
patient satisfaction and superior patient experience, nursing strategic
planning and embedding the culture of safety.
Under her leadership, Main Line Health history was made when the
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced MLH’s achievement
as one of only 22 health systems in the nation to achieve Magnet®
status. With this designation, MLH became the only health system in the
nation to bring on two initially designating entities and a HomeCare
& Hospice division, along with three re-designating hospitals.
Likewise, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital became the fourth acute freestanding
rehabilitation facility in the country, and the only one on the East
Coast, to receive Magnet designation.
Wadsworth holds a Doctor in Nursing Practice, Health Systems Leadership,
from Vanderbilt University and is certified as a Nurse Executive,
Advanced, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a fellow in
the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a 2009 Robert Wood
Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and is a member of the American Nurses
Association, PA State Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and American
Organization of Nurse Executives.
Wadsworth serves on several boards, including serving as president elect
of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, and board member of
the Immaculata University MSN Advisory Board, the Gift of Life Program’s
Medical Advisory & Policy Board, PHL Convention & Visitors
Center Board Nursing Leadership Committee & the Montgomery County
Board of Health. Wadsworth is the president of the Nightingale
Association of Pennsylvania, and serves on the AHA Go Red for Women 2015
Executive Leadership Team. She was recently appointed by the Hospital
Association of Pennsylvania to the PA Action Coalition as their nurse
Prior to her current position, Wadsworth served as Senior Vice President
and CNO of Abington Memorial Hospital, a 665-bed acute care, Level 2
Trauma Center and teaching hospital, from 2006-2012. She was responsible
for 2,700 employees and a $400 million budget for operational and
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