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Two Main Line Health nurses named winners of Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania

Main Line Health November 12, 2017 News Releases

Main Line Health nurses Susan Molitoris, Riddle Hospital, and Shannon Rutberg, Bryn Mawr Hospital, have been named winners of the 2017 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. Molitoris won in the Clinical Practice RN category, and Rutberg won in the Nursing Education – Staff Development category. They were honored at the 28th Annual Gala on November 3 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

“This honor signifies their role and the remarkable contributions these nurses make to Main Line Health and to the nursing profession each day,” said Barbara Wadsworth, chief nursing officer, Main Line Health. “Each of our winners and finalists are truly deserving of this incredible recognition for their continuous dedication to our patients and our community members.”

Main Line Health was also represented in the Nightingale Awards with three additional finalists:

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a statewide, non-profit foundation created to help recruit and retain nursing professionals. Nightingale acknowledges outstanding nurses through scholarships and awards. Over the past 27 years, Nightingale has given out more than $280,000 in scholarships.

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.

Contact

Mary Kate Coghlan
Communications Specialist
Office: 484.580.1028
Cell: 610.308.6675
coghlanm@mlhs.org