Main Line Health has named Jeshahnton Essex (Shaun), FACHE, Vice President of Riddle Hospital. Essex, who previously served as Assistant Administrator at Methodist Healthcare – University Hospital in Memphis, TN, brings more than 10 years of healthcare management experience to Main Line Health (MLH).
As Vice President, Essex will report to Riddle Hospital’s President Gary Perecko and will collaborate with leaders and colleagues across the organization as the hospital continues to focus on its mission to deliver a superior patient experience. Essex will oversee a number of operational and clinical areas.
“It is an honor to serve as Riddle’s new vice president and to join a health system that serves as such a vital resource for its community,” said Essex. “I look forward to working with the Riddle team to continue to enhance quality of care for our patients.”
In welcoming Essex, Perecko said, “Shaun brings to Riddle extensive experience in healthcare administration. We are looking forward to his insight and leadership that will continue Riddle’s growth and quality of care. Riddle and the Main Line Health community will benefit from his expertise and contributions.”
A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), Essex earned Master’s Degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of ACHE, the Mid-South Healthcare Executives, and served as both a Past President and Past National Chair of Chapter Development for the National Association of Healthcare Executives (NAHSE). Essex and his wife, Demika, reside in Glen Mills with their four children.
Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital for 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, HealthGrades, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care ratings organizations for its high quality patient care. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopedic care and cardiovascular care--aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. The emergency department provides 24-hour care. Health Center 4, a LEED Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, a variety of outpatient programs and a new state of the art surgical center. For more information about Riddle Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/riddle.
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