We'd like to recognize the insight and commitment of Lankenau Medical Center’s former president, Phillip D. Robinson. Phil’s ideas and development of the Delema G. Deaver farm, his insights into community partnering, his embrace of health equity and his unwavering support to those under his inspirational leadership have truly forged the way for Main Line Health’s commitment to Diversity, Respect, Equity and Inclusion.
Over the past decade, Main Line Health employees have implemented initiatives that have directly impacted those we serve including our various communities of patients, employees, physicians and partners. We've leveraged interprofessional relationships to broaden the educational horizons of our leaders, staff and employees, and we've used interprofessional collaboration to further health equity and to combat inequality.
In 2022, Main Line Health employees were invited to participate in Employee Resource Groups.
Employee Resource Groups at Main Line Health include:
- Asian, MENA, Pacific Islander & Allies
- Black/African American & Allies
- Hispanic/Latino & Allies
- LGBTQ+ & Allies
- Substance Use Disorder Allies
Those groups have been built to impact the employee and patient experience. Employee Resource Groups are led by staff and partnered with a senior sponsor and meet on a monthly basis.
We’d also like to recognize the students who participate in our Summer Enrichment Program. This 10-week paid internship connects diverse students pursuing advanced health-related degrees with experienced administrators and other health care professionals who serve as preceptors and mentors.
With renewed optimism, we suspect that other health systems are similarly capable of channeling interprofessional collaboration for success in the quest for health equity. As health organizations continue to focus on identifying and eliminating health disparities, learning from the evidence-based literature and challenging their interprofessional teams to apply best practices, we'll find ourselves moving together on a journey of improving health equity for all.