Phillip Robinson, FACHE, president of Lankenau Medical Center; Chinwe Onyekere, associate administrator at Lankenau Medical Center; and Norma A. Padron, associate director for the Center for Population Health Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, are featured in the current issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine discussing our commitment to population health and the communities we serve.
From Hospitals & Health Networks:
Conversations around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effect on hospitals have often covered readmissions and health insurance exchanges. Another outcome for hospitals and patients, however, has been the effect the law has had on population health.
Many institutions devoted significant resources toward improving community health before the law, which has required tax-exempt hospitals to produce community health need assessments and implementation strategies.
The ACA has qualified work being planned or executed by health systems already in tune with community needs. As more and more organizations have reflected on their level of engagement in community health programs, the ACA has provided significant guidance and motivation.
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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.