Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD and Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to the president, visit Mirmont Treatment Center
Main Line HealthSeptember 17, 2017News Releases
As part of the Trump Administration’s ongoing effort to address the opioid crisis in America, Secretary Tom Price, MD, continued his listening tour to learn from those on the front lines battling the epidemic. On Friday, Secretary Price and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, visited Mirmont Treatment Center, part of Main Line Health, located in the southern suburbs of Philadelphia.
Secretary Price and the Trump Administration understand that it is state and local policymakers, advocates, first responders, law enforcement officers, treatment centers, and many more who have responded to help their communities in the areas of response and recovery in this time of great need. With this in mind, Secretary Price and Ms. Conway participated in an employee town hall and a listening session with representatives from these groups to learn how the federal government can best support local initiatives and hear what is working and what is not.
During an employee town hall, Secretary Price thanked the entire Mirmont team for their service, passion and unwavering commitment to help community members overcome their addictions to opioids. “Let’s be clear, this is a disease—not a morale issue—and it is a disease that knows no boundaries…it could be anyone of our brothers, sisters, daughters, sons or loved ones that is affected by addiction, and we all must work together as a nation to identify and implement best practice solutions,” said Secretary Price.
During the press conference, Ms. Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump stated: “Today was an incredible experience. The insights from the front line team here at Mirmont and the personal stories community members shared during the round table give us another level of perspective in our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. In particular, I was inspired and heartened by Mirmont’s V.I.P.E.R program—it’s an incredible service to our law enforcement, firefighters and first responders, and I plan to share information about this program with President Trump.”
“On behalf of Tom Cain, president of Mirmont Treatment Center and the entire Main Line Health team, I want to thank Ms. Conway and Secretary Price for visiting us today. It is an honor and a privilege to have you here today and we are inspired by your commitment to address this epidemic which our employees at Mirmont work with commitment and compassion each day to help our patients overcome,” said Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “As Ms. Conway stated, this is a bi-partisan issue—and as Americans, we must unite together to put an end to this devastating disease.”
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 Mirmont Treatment Center
Mirmont Treatment Center, part of Main Line Health, was founded in 1985 to provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for patients with drug and alcohol dependence. Mirmont is located on 33 acres in Lima, Delaware County, in a spacious facility that includes treatment areas for individual and group therapy, a fitness center, and 900-square-foot meditation hall. Treating adults age 18 and older, Mirmont’s staff—including physicians, nurses, master’s level therapists, and psychiatrists—provide medically monitored detoxification, inpatient and dual diagnosis rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs. Mirmont’s nationally acclaimed Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders (V.I.P.E.R.) provides addiction and trauma treatment for law enforcement/police, firefighters, EMTs and combat veterans. Mirmont utilizes a foundation in 12-step recovery and trauma informed treatment complemented by holistic therapies including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), meditation, yoga, supervised exercise, and nutrition counseling.