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Lankenau Medical Center Foundation board of trustees appoints new members

Lankenau Medical Center August 1, 2016 News Releases

Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, has elected four new members to its Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are honored to have these outstanding professionals join our Board of Trustees and are certain they will be an asset to Lankenau and to Main Line Health,” said Alfred W. Putnam, Jr., Chairman, Lankenau Medical Center Foundation Board. “All of them have a strong commitment to excellence in health care and their strong community ties will help us make the best possible decisions for Lankenau and for the communities we serve.”

The four new trustees are:

Meghan J. Houder of Newtown Square, PA, who is a community volunteer and former elementary school teacher with the Quakertown School District. She and husband, D. Charles Houder, Principal and Founder of Haverford Properties, are longtime supporters of Lankenau, and had all four of their children there. Both Mr. and Mrs. Houder serve on the Orthopedics Board of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Clare T. Putnam Pozos of Bryn Mawr, PA, who is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As part of the Narcotics and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, she prosecutes illegal drug trafficking and other offenses. Mrs. Pozos is the third generation of her family to serve on the Lankenau Board. She serves on alumni/donor committees and councils for Harvard and the Agnes Irwin School and is a member of the Board of the Rock School for Dance Education. She is married to Antonio Miguel Pozos, a trial attorney in the Criminal Division, Fraud Section, of the US Department of Justice.

Howard C. Stevenson, Ph.D. of Chestnut Hill, PA, who is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, and former Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director and Founder of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative, a research-based training and intervention development center designed to benefit youth and families. Dr. Stevenson has studied racial literacy and socialization for the past three decades and is a leading expert on African-American psychology.

Elizabeth Mahoney Wilkins of Bryn Mawr, PA, who is a community volunteer and former nurse. She attended Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University. She has held nursing positions at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital, The Shipley School, and a private pediatric practice. Wilkins is married to John C. Wilkins, President, Mahoney Construction, Inc. She volunteers for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Acorn Club and has been active at The Baldwin School and the Agnes Irwin School, where she served on the Board.

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.

About Lankenau Medical Center

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.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
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