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Firas Saidi, MD, named president-elect of Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Lankenau Medical Center October 26, 2015 News Releases

Firas Saidi, MD, System Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Main Line Health (MLH) has been named President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (PMDA). Dr. Saidi will become president after two years, and will hold that position for a two-year period.

The PMDA is an organization of long-term care providers and professionals committed to the continuous improvement of care for Pennsylvanians across the long-term care continuum. PMDA provides advocacy, education and professional development services for medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care team members.

“I am pleased to be appointed President Elect of an organization that I have been proud to be involved with for over 10 years,” said Dr. Saidi. “I look forward to working with PMDA members to increase exposure for the organization and to work closely with health care providers, post-acute and long-term care facilities as well as state government agencies to enhance quality of care as well as outcomes in post-acute and long-term care settings.”

Dr. Saidi has been practicing geriatrics at Lankenau Medical Center for the past 11 years. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and practices geriatrics at Lankenau as well as being the medical director of multiple nursing facilities in the area. Dr. Saidi is a member of the American Geriatric Society, Society of Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine (AMDA) and the American College of Physicians.

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.