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Main Line Health appoints new president of Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital December 4, 2020 News Releases

Main Line Health announced today that John Schwarz has been named president of Bryn Mawr Hospital. Schwarz has been a member of the Main Line Health team since 2013 when he joined as Vice President of Administration for Lankenau Medical Center. He succeeds Andrea Gilbert who will retire in January of 2021

As president, Schwarz will provide leadership and operational oversight at Bryn Mawr Hospital and will collaborate with executive leaders across Main Line Health to identify and execute strategies that are aligned with the System’s mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.  

“We are thrilled to welcome John to the Bryn Mawr Hospital team,’’ said Main Line Health President & CEO, Jack Lynch. ‘’John is a proven leader with a steadfast commitment to quality, patient safety and equity who will ensure that Bryn Mawr Hospital continues to provide the safe, high-quality, human care that our patients have relied on for generations.” 

“I have had the privilege of working with Andi and her team for the past seven years, and it’s my honor to be her successor and be selected for the opportunity to serve the Bryn Mawr Hospital community,” says Schwarz. 

Schwarz has more than 20 years’ experience as a health care executive. Before joining Main Line Health, he served as an executive leader at Cooper Hospital where he oversaw a six-year, $260 million campus expansion plan and led operations and strategy for the largest  academic orthopaedic practice in South Jersey. Prior to that, Schwarz held senior leadership roles at Tenet Healthcare. 

Schwarz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Schwarz has earned several certifications including a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma Greenbelt from Villanova University.  

An active community and civic-leader, Schwarz serves on the board of Broad Street Ministry, the Fighting Back Scholarship Program and is a Leadership Main Line Fellow. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Wharton Healthcare Alumni Association.  

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.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 234-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Boasting a brand new Patient Pavilion that opened in February 2019, Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region, and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania, in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2018–19, and Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.


Samantha Krouse
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