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Thomas Lawrence, MD, CMD, appointed to Board of Directors, American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Main Line Health Newtown Square October 7, 2015 News Releases

Thomas E Lawrence, CMD system medical director of geriatric medicine and long term care at Main Line Health, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM). The ABPLM was formerly the American Medical Directors Association Certification Program, which is the specialty board of long term care medicine that offers certification for LTC medical directors. Since the program's inception, over 3,500 physician medical directors have received the CMD designation.

“I am honored to be one of four new directors selected from a broad group of 35 candidates,” said Dr. Lawrence. “This is an exciting time for the ABPLM and I look forward to helping build and maintain certification programs for the organization as it continues to enhance quality outcomes in post-acute and long-term care settings.”

Dr. Lawrence has been practicing internal medicine and geriatrics for the past 23 years and has served as medical director of 12 nursing facilities in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Directors Association, and the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine of which he is past president.

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.

Main Line Health 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, King of Prussia 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 and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. 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.