Lankenau Medical Center has promoted Chinwe Onyekere to associate administrator at Lankenau and she has also been appointed system administrator of Graduate Medical Education, Main Line Health. In addition to her current responsibilities in ambulatory services and business development at Lankenau, Onyekere will oversee the business alignment for all aspects of Graduate Medical Education at Main Line Health.
“Chinwe has a keen understanding of how to develop and manage programs that have the potential for far-reaching impact on people's health, the quality of care they receive, and the systems that provide that care,” said Phil Robinson, president, Lankenau Medical Center. “I have no doubt that her knowledge, expertise and ingenuity will help to further enhance our superior patient experience at Lankenau and elevate our Graduate Medical Education program across Main Line Health.”
In her three years as director of ambulatory services and business development, Onyekere has implemented innovative models for primary care medicine at the Lankenau Medical Associates, developed a robust community health program and has built important relationships with community-based organizations in the Philadelphia area. In her community-based work, Onyekere has focused on reducing health care disparities and identifying innovative ideas for breakthroughs in health care delivery.
Onyekere was previously executive director of Health Leads in New York, which implemented a new level of health care delivery in which patients’ unmet resource needs were systematically addressed as a standard element of patient care. She received a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, as well as a Certificate in Business Essentials from Wharton School of Business.