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Main Line Health President and CEO Jack Lynch, FACHE, named to Board of Overseers for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

September 12, 2018 News Releases

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that Jack Lynch, FACHE, president and CEO, Main Line Health, has been named to the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

“I am honored to be selected as a member of the Board of Overseers for this distinguished award from such an outstanding program,” said Lynch. “The Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework has helped Main Line Health embed high-reliability practices across our system and improve performance and outcomes. This has helped influence our Performance Excellence initiative, which aims to create a high-reliability and high-performing organization focused on quality, safety, equitable care delivery and financial responsibility. Using the National Academy of Medicine’s STEEEP principles for health care (safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered), Performance Excellence 2020 is the nucleus that connects all of our transformational work.”

In 2018, Main Line Health was chosen as one of three health care organizations in the entire tri-state region (Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware) to receive the Excellence Award from The Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), which demonstrated the organization’s ability to align with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.

The Board of Overseers consists of 12 distinguished leaders representing all sectors of the US economy and the organizations eligible for the Baldrige Award (manufacturing, small business, service, health care, education and nonprofit). Appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, these leaders evaluate the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), provide policy guidance and assess how the Baldrige Award serves the national interest.

Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987. Awards may be given annually to organizations in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care and nonprofit. The Award promotes innovation and excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since the first group was recognized in 1988, 119 awards have been presented to 110 organizations (including eight repeat recipients). The 2017 winners are Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Bristol, Tenn. (small business); Stellar Solutions, Palo Alto, Cal. (small business); City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colo. (nonprofit); Adventist Health Castle, Kailua, Hawaii (health care); and Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska (health care; Southcentral Foundation is the first two-time,health care recipient of the Baldrige Award).

NIST manages the Baldrige Award in close conjunction with the private sector.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program also offers the 2017–2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework: A Systems Approach to Improving Your Organization’s Performance, which includes the world-emulated Criteria for Performance Excellence; Baldrige Excellence Builder; Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder; nationally ranked leadership training; and the Baldrige Collaborative Assessment and other assessment tools.

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.