Bryn Mawr Hospital Welcomes New Vice Presidents for Administration and Patient Services

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, has appointed two new vice presidents to their leadership team. Marianne Harkin has been named Vice President of Patient Services and Velvette Jones, FACHE, has been named Vice President of Administration.

“We are honored to have such accomplished healthcare administrators as Velvette and Marianne join Main Line Health’s senior leadership team,” said Andrea Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital. “With their extensive hospital leadership experience, both of these talented healthcare professionals will further enhance the superior patient care that we strive to provide our community.”

Harkin joins Bryn Mawr Hospital as vice president of Patient Services with responsibility for nursing and additional clinical services. Prior to joining Bryn Mawr Hospital, Harkin was senior director of Professional Practice at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City with responsibility for quality and performance improvement, leadership development, Magnet® recognition and obstetrical services. She began her career over 30 years ago at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, and has spent most of her career at Albany Medical Center and Langone, with leadership roles in neuroscience, ambulatory services and free-standing surgery centers. Harkin has also been a reviewer for the Joint Commission, evaluating hospitals for quality and performance improvement.

A graduate of Hunter College, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Harkin completed a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She is certified in neuroscience nursing. Harkin and her husband reside in Wayne, PA.

As vice president of Administration, Jones is responsible for support and clinical services. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, NC, part of the Novant Health System. Jones began her long-standing career with Novant as a respiratory therapist. She advanced to Manager, Respiratory Care at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, and several years later, was promoted to Senior Director of Professional and Support Service at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville. She was named COO in 2008. In 2011, Jones became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jones completed respiratory therapy training at Tennessee State University in Nashville, and received her Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Jones resides in Media, PA with her husband and three children.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. The Hospital achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), and The Joint Commission, along with other healthcare ratings organizations, for its high quality patient care. The Neurocardiac Critical Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have received the Silver Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for superior nursing care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including bariatric, cancer, cardiovascular, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurovascular and orthopedic, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke and cerebral aneurysm care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock care for children in our pediatric inpatient unit and emergency department staffed by emergency medicine physicians who are board-certified in pediatric care. For more information, visit

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
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Cell: 484-222-9154

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