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Main Line Health and Thomas Frazier, MD, honored by Susan G. Komen Foundation

Main Line Health October 28, 2016 News Releases

“The Beacon of Hope” and “Light of Life” awards reflect Main Line Health’s deep commitment to breast cancer advocacy

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, Main Line Health would like to congratulate Thomas Frazier, MD, and the breast cancer clinicians across the system for being honored by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia at their annual “Pink Tie Ball” earlier this month.

Susan G. Komen presented Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health, the Beacon of Hope Award to recognize Main Line Health’s exceptional devotion to the Susan G. Komen organization and for their unique “brand” of support in the fight against breast cancer. Thomas Frazier, MD, breast surgeon and medical director of the Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center and Breast Fellowship at Main Line Health’s Bryn Mawr Hospital, received the Light of Life Award, for his exceptional devotion to Susan G. Komen and for going far beyond the ordinary to advance its mission. The awards were presented by Elaine Grobman, CEO, Philadelphia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“I am honored to have accepted Susan G. Komen’s Beacon of Hope Award on behalf of Main Line Health,” says Lynch. “At Main Line Health, we know that breast cancer is about more than a medical diagnosis and treatment—it’s about the education, support and resources we provide patients and their families to help them in this fight. Across the system, our skilled breast cancer team is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment that includes the most advanced clinical techniques—and for that, I want to commend each of them for this incredible honor.”

“Being chosen to receive the Light of Life Award is truly humbling,” says Dr. Frazier. “For decades, my team and I have provided my patients with the same level of care that I would want my loved ones to receive. In fact, throughout their diagnosis, treatment and beyond, my patients do become my family members, and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.”

Lynch and Dr. Frazier, as well as staff and physicians from across Main Line Health, participated in tribute videos for the Pink Tie Ball. View Dr. Frazier’s Light of Life video and Main Line Health’s Beacon of Hope video.

“The Main Line Health family certainly stands among the leaders driving all we have achieved,” Grobman wrote in a letter to Lynch following the Pink Tie Ball. “Your passion and generosity helped form the foundations of giving and participation through our Pink Tie Ball community. Your enthusiasm for and confidence in the event, as well as the mission behind it, has been an inspiration to our staff, committee, volunteers, guests, and to me.”

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. The Pink Tie Ball is Philadelphia’s second-largest annual fundraiser and Susan G. Komen’s only annual gala event. This year, the organization expects to raise more than $500,000 for its breast cancer mission.

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.