Philadelphia Business Journal and Philadelphia magazine recognize Main Line Health President and CEO for influencing change in Philadelphia region
October 27, 2016News Releases
Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health, was recently named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 76” list and was included in Philadelphia magazine’s “Innovation 2016” list, both of which came out in October.
Philadelphia Business Journal's Power 76 is a guide to the region's most influential people. The list includes influential leaders who have the most impact in shaping the future of Philadelphia. Highlighted in Lynch’s profile was the numerous expansion projects Main Line Health has undergone since Lynch began serving as the system’s CEO in 2005, as well as the fact that Main Line Health hospitals have been among the most profitable and of the highest quality in the region in recent years.
Philadelphia magazine’s Innovation 2016 lists leaders who have made bold thinking the new way to do business in Philly. As part of the list, each brilliant, local mind shares their big ideas—Lynch’s profile was focused on creating a culture of empathy across Main Line Health. When asked how Main Line Health hospitals received such good ratings in the federal government’s recent star quality ratings, Lynch replied: “We take good care of our staff, so they’ll feel compelled to take great care of our patients. Lots of hospitals do a really good job. To take it to the five-star level, you’ve got to treat patients like family members.” He also added that “our number one priority is to identify and ameliorate disparities of care.”
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.