About Us

Overview of Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health® is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region's most 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 Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes:

  • Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery, one of the Northeast region's leading addiction treatment facilities and one of several uniquely designated behavioral health centers at Main Line Health
  • HomeCare & Hospice, which brings to patients at home a coordinated array of health services and products, including skilled home health care, hospice, home infusion services, extended home care, and respiratory and home medical equipment
  • Main Line Health Centers, located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square, including primary care doctors, specialists, laboratory, radiology, rehabilitation and other outpatient services
  • Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center, dedicated to advancing an understanding of the causes of cancer, diabetes and heart disease to help improve diagnosis and treatment as well as prevention
  • Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multi-specialty physician networks

Our commitment — to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers — reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout Main Line Health's continuum of care.

View our fact sheet to learn more about Main Line Health System (PDF)

Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission

To meet the health care needs of the communities we serve and to improve the quality of life for all people, by providing a comprehensive range of safe, equitable and high-quality health services, complemented by interdisciplinary education and research programs.

Our vision

Be the health care provider of choice in our communities by eliminating harm, achieving top decile performance, delivering equity for all and ensuring affordability.

Our values

  • Keep our patients, employees, and medical staff safe
  • Deliver high-quality, compassionate care
  • Foster an environment of diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion
  • Work together as a system to achieve common goals
  • Innovate, embrace change, and do the right thing


Each year, Main Line Health receives thousands of charitable donations, both large and small, from the community.

Many people give to the Annual Fund, or make special gifts to projects such as capital campaigns for new facilities and technology, or choose to make planned gifts, such as bequests in their will or a life-income gift to establish an endowment in an area of their interest.

Employees are also key contributors. In fiscal year 2017, a total of 2,433 employees contributed to the Annual Fund. These gifts help to ensure that Main Line Health continues to provide the highest quality and most compassionate health care possible.

Main Line Health resources

Strategic plan 2022-2026

The Main Line Health Strategic Plan 2022–2026 contains the blueprint for our continued success in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Senior leadership

Main Line Health's senior leadership team has a wealth of experience in health care administration and development. The team's commitment to our patients, employees and the community combined with a focus on fiscal responsibility has resulted in a strong infrastructure designed to meet today's health needs while moving toward tomorrow's innovations and breakthroughs.

Board of governors and officers

As a not-for-profit organization, Main Line Health is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees made up of men and women who live and work on the Main Line, including physicians from our medical staff.

Communications and media relations

The Main Line Health Communications team is happy to respond to media requests 24/7.

Diversity, Respect, Equity and Inclusion

To demonstrate our commitment to developing a Culture of Respect, we have made Diversity and Inclusion one of Main Line Health’s core values that already includes Patient Safety, Compassion, Participation, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and Communication.


Find more information about Main Line Health policies, including charity care, corporate compliance, patient privacy and more.

Provider ratings and reviews

To do our best to ensure you are highly satisfied with your patient experience, we publish our providers ' patient satisfaction ratings to help you make informed decisions about which health care provider is right for you.

Code of conduct

Main Line Health is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all patients, visitors and staff. We have a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy for any form of disruptive or aggressive behavior.


Main Line Health is committed to improving the human condition through environmental stewardship. We recognize that climate change and other environmental impacts are affecting human health and have the potential for that harm to intensify in the coming years.

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Community Health Services

At Main Line Health, we recognize that our responsibility to improve community health extends beyond the walls of our hospitals. Through educational outreach events, screenings and a number of other innovative programs, we are leading the way in establishing a culture of health by meeting community members where they live, work, play and pray.

With a data- and person-centered approach focused on eliminating disparities of care, we are able to better understand and address the unique health needs of our communities.

Main Line Health has established partnerships and programs designed to improve the health and well-being of those in the greater Philadelphia region.