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.
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s 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 the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s 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 recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.