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Main Line Health March 19, 2020 In the News
Last Updated on March 27, 2020

At Main Line Health we continue to educate our patients and community about our response to Covid-19. The following media stories include insights and expertise from Main Line Health clinicians and staff.


  • Throughout this crisis, many people have been worried about getting exercise, and keeping their physical fitness up. But Michelle Mullany, senior vice president at Main Line Health's Mirmont Treatment Center, says caring for your mental health in a time of upheaval is just as important.: Minding your mind during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Seniors facing the coronavirus pandemic have had good reasons to take extra precautions. “The mortality rate with Covid-19 is about 20 times the mortality rate of influenza,” said Dr. Thomas Lawrence with Main Line Health: How Covid-19 is changing daily life for seniors

  • “Money is always a concern. Hand washing is the most important thing after you handle money. Wash your hands,” said Dr. Stallkamp: Can you catch the coronavirus from cash?
  • “We do not want our patients, or our health care workers, to be ill because of this virus, so it’s a full-court press,” said Dr. Mark Ingerman, Chief of Infectious Disease and Preventative Medicine for Main Line Health. Ingerman explained Main Line Health has a command unit in Radnor, which holds phone call briefings twice a day to go over policies and procedures: Health care workers follow careful procedures to protect themselves from coronavirus
  • Dr. Jonathan Stallkamp at Main Line Health says this underscores the importance of practicing good health hygiene and awareness of coronavirus may actually help prevent more flu cases this year: Here’s how long coronavirus can live on surfaces like money, clothing, pets

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    • Main Line Health is one of the largest local health systems in the Philadelphia area, and they're already treating several patients suspected to have coronavirus. Dr. James Gengaro joins the podcast from the Main Line Health Covid-19 incident command center to explain how the network of hospitals is preparing for a worsening virus outbreak: Fighting a pandemic from the Main Line Health coronavirus command center

    Main Line Today

    • “No country in the world has enough hospital beds and medicine to care for a large volume of patients effected by a widespread pandemic,” says Dr. Lawrence Livornese Jr., an infectious disease specialist and chairman of the department of medicine for Main Line Health. “We’re having regular meetings about this that involve all aspects of our health system, from administration to supply chain, pharmacists and infectious disease specialists.”: Local health care experts weigh in on coronavirus

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Montco Today


    • “At Main Line Health, we are closely following the latest information and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are committed to providing our patients, staff and community with up-to-date information about the Covid-19 outbreak in our region and how our hospitals are responding.”: How Main Line Health is prepping for coronavirus

    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.


    Mary Kate Coghlan
    Communications Specialist
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