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Main Line Health responds to Hahnemann closure

Main Line Health July 10, 2019 News Releases

In response to Hahnemann University Hospital’s recent closure announcement, the Main Line Health team is committed to helping patients and industry colleagues across the region.

Main Line Health quickly initiated steps to assist displaced employees, physicians, patients and others impacted by the closure of Hahnemann. Over the course of the past two weeks, the Main Line Health team has talked to hundreds of physicians, nurses, residents, program managers and other employees at Hahnemann to determine appropriate match opportunities. We have also been communicating with our academic partners, including Jefferson and PCOM, to assure them of our ongoing commitment to these important relationships.

In particular, a Main Line Health workgroup is actively reaching out to medical residents and fellows to assess potential matches to our programs. While we understand an agreement is underway between Tower Health, Drexel and Hahnemann to transfer many residents and fellows, the guidance of the American College of Graduate Medical Education, the accrediting body, states that orphaned trainees have a voice in determining where they wish to complete their training. Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health stated, “Our Medical Education Leadership team is actively meeting with residents and fellows who have an interest in Main Line Health. Our hope is that all Hahnemann employees, physicians, residents and fellows find terrific opportunities where they can continue with their passion for helping others in our community and build successful careers.”

Any interested employees from Hahnemann can visit mainlinehealth.org/careers for more information on how to apply to our team.

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

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org