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Main Line Health nurses honored by Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania

Main Line Health November 15, 2019 News Releases

Main Line Health nurse Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi of Lankenau Medical Center, has been named a winner of the 2019 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania in the Nursing Education – Staff Development category. Additionally, Tara Sweeney of Paoli Hospital, was named a finalist in the category of Community Nursing. They were honored at the 30th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala earlier this month in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“I am so incredibly proud of Joyce and Tara for their remarkable work that has led their colleagues to nominate them for these awards,” says Barbara Wadsworth, chief nursing officer, Main Line Health. “This honor signifies their role and the remarkable contributions these nurses make to Main Line Health and to the nursing profession each day. Special congratulations to Joyce for winning the award of her overall category. Both Tara and Joyce are truly deserving of this incredible recognition for their continuous dedication to our patients and our community members.”

The 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 30 years, Nightingale has provided close to 200 nursing scholarships totaling over $330,000 and has honored over 550 Pennsylvania nurses at its annual gala.

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.