As the Philadelphia Region prepares for the World Meeting of Families
and Pope Francis’ visit to our area this September, Main Line Health is
actively working to ensure easy access to superior health care services
for its communities as well as visitors to the region.
“The safety of our patients, employees, physicians and community remains
our number one priority as Main Line Health does its part to guarantee
the Philadelphia region shines while hosting an international event of
historic proportions,” said Jack
Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health. “While details related
to the Pope’s visit evolve on a daily basis, our goal is to keep our
employees and community updated with accurate information related to the
accessibility of Main Line Health services, based on particulars we are
receiving regarding road closures from local and federal law enforcement
For most of Main Line Health, normal operations will continue for all
elements of patient care. One exception will be Lankenau
Medical Center, which may experience restricted access due to the
anticipated travel route of the Pope on September 26–27. However, Main
Line Health’s other acute care hospitals in the system—Bryn
Mawr, Paoli and Riddle
hospitals—are all preparing to have appropriate staff on hand in their
Emergency Departments and other areas should patients who normally seek
care at Lankenau need to seek care at another location. In addition,
Main Line Health N.O.W. practices (Nights Or Weekends) located in Broomall
and Exton will be open to provide urgent care
The following resources provide additional details on the Pope’s
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.