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.
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre campus just outside of Philadelphia, Lankenau Medical Center is a 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education, that trains over 100 new physicians each year through nationally ranked residency and fellowship programs. Lankenau has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Lankenau Medical Center has been named among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania and top five in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–17, and was ranked as high-performing in four specialties: gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology. Lankenau was also ranked as high performing in all nine of the Common Core specialty areas that the publication analyzes, including: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. Lankenau has also earned the highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation.