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Main Line HealthCare welcomes palliative medicine specialist, Karl M. Ahlswede, MD

June 28, 2013 News Releases

Main Line HealthCare (MLHC) and Bryn Mawr Hospital are pleased to welcome Karl M. Ahlswede, MD to Pain and Palliative Care at Bryn Mawr Hospital on July 1, 2013. Dr. Ahlswede is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and was recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a Top Doctor in Palliative Care by U.S. News and World Report. He has been Medical Director of Palliative Care at Bryn Mawr Hospital since 2011, and Chair of the Bioethics Committee at Lankenau Medical Center since 2009. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ahlswede is also board certified in general surgery, and has been on staff at Main Line Health hospitals: Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Riddle hospitals, since 1998. He is available as a speaker for community events.

For more information on Pain & Palliative Care at Bryn Mawr Hospital, please call 484.337.8068.

About Main Line Health

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.

About Main Line HealthCare

Main Line HealthCare, the employed multi-specialty physician network of Main Line Health, includes nearly 400 community and hospital-based physicians spanning over 30 clinical specialties and subspecialties.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org