The Paoli Hospital Foundation recently appointed Robert J. Bucco of Malvern and Charles T. Ehlers, Jr. of West Chester to its Board of Trustees. In their roles, they will assist with the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and provide input to the Board on community needs.
Bob and Charles’ professional experiences combined with their knowledge of fundraising and their community connections will serve the Paoli Hospital Foundation well,” said Jim Paradis, president, Paoli Hospital. “They are a valued and welcomed addition to our hospital.”
Bucco is recently retired after a 32 year career with the Federal Reserve, where he most recently served as vice president, Wholesale Product Office. In this position, Bucco managed operations and financial reporting for the Fed's largest payments system and securities transfer business. He also served as vice president, cash services where he managed cash function responsible for meeting the currency and coin needs of local banks. In this position, he led the committee responsible for storing tens of billions of dollars to be used if needed during the Y2K event. He obtained his MBA in systems management from Drexel University. Bucco already works as a volunteer in patient transport for the hospital and will serve on the Planned Giving Committee of the Paoli Hospital Foundation.
Ehlers is president of E Management Pennsylvania, a restaurant consulting firm that advises McDonald’s franchisees and other operating companies. Its expertise consists of restaurant operations, human resource management, construction and real estate finance. Its four-person senior management team has more than 125 years of experience in this space. Ehlers is also a member of the Executive Board and chairman of the Audit Committee for McDonald’s National Operators Insurance Team, which oversees property, casualty, health and welfare insurance for McDonald’s operators in the U.S. Ehlers obtained his MBA in real estate finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
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.
About Paoli Hospital
Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. Paoli has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–17, and was ranked as high performing in the following Common Core specialty areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Paoli is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” and Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals® for providing superior patient care, and has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff.