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Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Brian M. Duke to direct Senior Services Program at Main Line Health

Main Line Health October 7, 2015 News Releases

Former Secretary of the Department of Aging for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Brian M. Duke, MHA, MBE, has been named System Director of Senior Services at Main Line Health (MLH). The Senior Services program has been established to ensure that seniors in the western suburbs have access to the necessary resources and are provided with coordinated care in the appropriate setting across the entire continuum. Duke will be responsible for achieving the strategic vision of the new program set forth by Main Line Health’s Senior Services Steering Committee.

Duke currently serves on a number of boards and societies, including The American Society on Aging, the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Family Caregiving of Older Adults, and the National Advisory Board’s Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors. He is also an Associate Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute on Aging. Additionally, he chaired the Pennsylvania State Alzheimer’s Disease Planning Committee and served as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging. Earlier in his career, Duke was the Administrative Director of Hospital Services at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

“Seniors are an integral part of the community and a large population of the patients we care for at Main Line Health,” said Gary Perecko, Riddle Hospital President and Executive Sponsor of Senior Services at Main Line Health. “Brian’s expertise in and commitment to enhancing the lives of our seniors, will ensure our health system delivers on its promise of a superior patient experience.”

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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