President, Riddle Hospital

Shelly Buck joined Main Line Health as president of Riddle Hospital in September 2019.

With almost 20 years of experience in health care leadership, Buck provides leadership and operational oversight at Riddle Hospital and collaborates with the Senior Leadership Team, Medical Staff leadership, Riddle Hospital Foundation Board, and her executive colleagues across Main Line Health to identify strategies for success and to ensure that the effective execution of those strategies are in line with Main Line Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan.

Buck’s other key responsibilities include serving as system executive of senior services; participation, leadership and execution in the system strategic planning process and related goals and outcomes; and aligning her team and resources around Main Line Health’s strategic vision. Buck will also lead the execution of Riddle Hospital’s Master Facility Plan.

Prior to her role at Main Line Health, Buck served as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Wellspan York Hospital, where she focused on aligning the team to implement a shared governance structure to apply for Magnet designation. Before that, Buck held a series of roles with increasing responsibility at Bon Secours Health System, ranging from nursing leadership to chief operating officer. During these 10 years, Buck experienced a wealth of leadership challenges that she successfully tackled, including significantly reducing staff turnover and developing a culture of innovation and transparency that resulted in an enhanced patient experience as well as significant operational improvements.

Buck received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership degree, from Old Dominion University.

Born and raised in Moorestown, New Jersey, Buck is looking forward to returning to the Philadelphia area along with her fiancée, Greg Pearson.