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MLH Update in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy: All MLH hospitals remain fully operational

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

(Bryn Mawr, PA)—As Hurricane Sandy moves past the Philadelphia region, all Main Line Health (MLH) hospitals remain fully operational and initial surveys of buildings and grounds indicate that Sandy caused no significant damage to the MLH facilities. Across MLH, more than 350 additional staff members slept overnight to ensure the highest quality care delivery to our patients.

“We have seen remarkable commitment from our employees and medical staff as they made every effort to ensure our patients had access to the best possible medical care during the hurricane,” said Jack Lynch, Main Line Health President and CEO.

All MLH facilities—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehab, Mirmont Treatment Center and the Home Care Network—are fully operational with the exception of:

  • All elective procedures are cancelled for today, Tuesday, Oct. 30, and will be rescheduled

  • Main Line HealthCare outpatient offices are closed today, Tuesday Oct. 30—patients will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.

Main Line Health will continue to post status updates and closures on our website at mainlinehealth.org.

As the storm passes, MLH continues to closely monitor weather updates and remains in regular contact with local officials. All of our hospitals continue to operate in accordance with our emergency preparedness plans and procedures. Many governmental warnings remain in effect—please adhere to all safety recommendations, and if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

About MLH

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health also consists of four outpatient health centers located in Broomall, Collegeville, Exton and Newtown Square. Main Line Health hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including recognition among Truven Health Analytics’ list of Top 100 Hospitals and top 20 percent of health systems in the nation, and Magnet®, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

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Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484-580-1025
Cell: 484-222-9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org

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