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Main Line Health appoints Karrie Borgelt as senior vice president for development

November 14, 2017 News Releases

Main Line Health has named Karrie Borgelt as senior vice president (SVP) for development. Borgelt succeeds Ken Kirby, who retired from Main Line Health this past July. Most recently, Borgelt served as chief development officer at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

As SVP for development, Borgelt will oversee the creation, planning, implementation and management of all programs to maximize philanthropic income for Main Line Health and its hospitals, programs and services. She will also serve as Main Line Health’s senior executive to support the planning for and operations of the Governance Affairs Committee of Main Line Health’s Board of Governors.

“Undoubtedly, Karrie’s keen expertise, infectious enthusiasm and energetic personality will be a tremendous addition to Main Line Health’s Senior Leadership team,” said Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “Our development team across the system has established exceptionally meaningful relationships with some of our region’s most generous philanthropists, helping to advance Main Line Health’s mission of improving the health and quality of life for all in the communities we serve.”

Borgelt has nearly 20 years of experience in leading effective and results-driven fundraising campaigns in health care and higher education. Prior to her role at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Borgelt was the director of major gifts at the Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine. Before entering health care, she held leadership positions in alumni relations at Cornell University and Drew University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

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.


Mary Kate Coghlan
Communications Specialist
Office: 484.580.1028
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