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Main Line Health Providing Health Care for 2013 U.S. Open Golf Championship

Friday, June 07, 2013

Main Line Health is proud to be the health care provider for the 2013 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Merion Golf Club, June 10–16.

Over 150 physicians, physician assistants and nurses, who are volunteering their time from across the five hospital health system, will be stationed at five medical tents throughout the golf course to care for any players, event spectators or other workers or volunteers who may need medical treatment. These clinicians will also be providing concierge medical services to help care for players and their families while they are visiting the Main Line during the course of the championship.

"Over the past six months, Main Line Health clinicians and key administrators have been collaborating with USGA officials, Haverford EMS and local law enforcement officials to ensure we are as well prepared as possible to make this a healthy and safe event for all involved," said Robert Feinberg, Director of Emergency Preparedness for Main Line Health.

Main Line Health clinicians offer a few simple safety reminders for those planning on attending the U.S. Open: "If you are planning on attending the event, remember to stay well hydrated, wear plenty of sunscreen, and pay careful attention to course signage, which is designed to ensure spectator safety," said Robert Good, MD, U.S. Open Merion Golf Club Medical Committee Chair and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

"We are honored to play a role in this distinguished championship," says Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health. "On behalf of the Main Line Health family, we hope all golfers and visitors enjoy our Main Line hospitality!"

For information about the U.S. Open, please visit usopen.com. For information about Main Line Health, visit mainlinehealth.org.

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 the Home Care Network, 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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Office: 484-580-1025
Cell: 484-222-9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org

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