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Main Line Health President and CEO Jack Lynch, recognized by HAP for leadership in health care advocacy

May 28, 2014 News Releases

Main Line Health (MLH) President and CEO Jack Lynch, was recently recognized by the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for his leadership in health care advocacy for the Philadelphia region. President and CEO of HAP, Andy Carter, presented the award to Lynch for his influential role in successfully advancing the hospital and health system community’s state and federal agenda, and for being an active leader in reaching out to his colleagues in the Southeast Pennsylvania region to encourage their support.

“Decisions made by our elected officials affect the way health care is delivered, and also impact health care jobs,” explained Carter. “During the next several years, health care issues will continue to be at the forefront of both national and state political agendas. Hospital priorities must be clearly focused and the hospital community voice must be strong and vigilant in both Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. Mr. Lynch serves as a primary example that strong leaders can ensure the future well-being of our hospital and health system community.”

HAP, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a statewide membership service organization that advocates for nearly 240 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, sub-acute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve.

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.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
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